PREVIEWSworld’s Featured This Week Comics & Graphic Novels for 6/21

Every week PREVIEWSworld calls attention to those books and graphic novels 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 June 21.

Black Hammer #10

Dark Horse Comics

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dean Ormston

The heroes of Spiral City have hung up their costumes and adapted to life in the sleepy town that they now call home-though some call it a prison. Instead of facing unearthly monsters and galactic threats, they deal with vengeful exes, misunderstandings, and hungry farm animals. As Abraham Slam wonders if he's hit his expiration date, a new threat emerges in Rockwood that will keep him on his toes.

Item Code: APR170039
Price: $3.99
In Shops 6/21/2017

Batman #25

DC Comics

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin

"The War of Jokes and Riddles" part one! Don't miss this extra-sized anniversary issue! In his own words, Bruce Wayne narrates a harrowing, never-before-told story of the Dark Knight's greatest failure...and the horrors it unleashed! In the spirit of Year One and The Long Halloween, prepare to see a side of Batman you've never seen before-get in on the ground floor of a classic Batman epic in the making!

Item Code: APR170281
Price: $3.99
In Shops 6/21/2017

Superman #25

DC Comics

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A) Doug Mahnke & Various (CA) Ryan Sook

"Black Dawn" part six! The extra-sized finale to "Black Dawn" reveals the villain tearing the Super-Family apart and destroying everything the Man of Steel holds dear!

Item Code: APR170341
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #106
In Shops 6/21/2017

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #11

IDW Publishing

(W) Rich Douek (A) Aaron Conley (CA) Freddie Williams II

Man Ray and Sally Pride journey to New Jersey to investigate rumors of a mysterious monster... who happens to be new mutant Dreadmon!

Item Code: APR170540
Price: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #166
In Shops 6/21/2017

Crosswind #1

Image Comics

(W) Gail Simone (A/CA) Cat Staggs

Fan-favorite creators Gail Simone and Cat Staggs make their stunning Image debut with this mind-bending new ongoing series! A slick and ruthless Chicago hitman. A smart but downtrodden Seattle housewife. When an inexplicable event strikes these two random strangers, their bodies, souls, and lives are switched to potentially deadly effect. It's Freaky Friday meets Goodfellas! Mature Readers.

Item Codes: APR170674
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #194
In Shops 6/21/2017

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1

Marvel Comics

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Adam Kubert

Spider-Man Returns To The Friendly Neighborhood! The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be there as Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood for his never ending battle against crime and the dreaded "Parker Luck."

Item Code: APR170970
Price: $4.99
In Shops 6/21/2017


Weapons Of Mutant Destruction #1

Marvel Comics

(W) Greg Pak (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Skan

For years, the Weapon X Program has engineered the deadliest mutant killers on planet Earth, until they mysteriously vanished. Now, the Weapon X program is back, and it's deadlier than ever, and it isn't to use mutants for their lethal ends. Under the leadership of its mysterious new director, Weapon X has a new mission - Eradicate All Mutants! And they're starting their hunt with the most dangerous group of mutants on planet Earth - Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Lady Deathstrike, Warpath and...the Hulk?

Item Code: APR171075
Price: $4.99
In Shops 6/21/2017

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #16

BOOM! Studios

(W) Kyle Higgins, Ryan Ferrier (A) Hendry Prasetya, Bachan (CA) Jamal Campbell

The villainous Lord Drakkon wields the power of Saba against the Green Ranger as the Power Rangers fight for the survival of two worlds!

Item Code: APR171414
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #304
In Shops 6/21/2017


Empowered Volume 10 TP

Dark Horse Comics

(W/A/CA) Adam Warren

Costumed crimefighter Empowered, delighted by her long-delayed promotion to full-time membership in the Superhomeys, enjoys a suprasocial-media "victory lap." But will her newfound satisfaction survive the challenges of obnoxious "white knights," disturbing cryoprison visits, alarming alien medical scans and-worst of all-the revelation of a lover's dark secret?

Item Code: FEB170073
Price: $19.99
In Shops 6/21/2017

DC Super Hero Girls Volume 3: Summer Olympus TP


(W) Shea Fontana (A/CA) Yancy Labat

School's out for summer, which means Wonder Woman is preparing for her annual trip to visit her father, Zeus, and this year he says she can bring along a few friends, including Bumblebee, Batgirl, Beast Boy and Katana! When they arrive at Olympus, it's not long before distrustful Ares turns this family reunion into a family competition-and the prize is Wonder Woman's soul! But when Ares and Strife join forces to work their battle magic on Wonder Woman's friends, will the girls end up fighting each other instead of the real enemy?

Item Code: MAR170353
Price: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #114
In Shops 6/21/2017

Descender Volume 4: Orbital Mechanics TP

Image Comics

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen

Tim-21, Telsa, and Quon finally escape the Machine Moon and head out on a quest to find the ancient robot who may hold the key to the Harvesters. Meanwhile Andy and his ragtag team close in on Tim, but their fragile alliance is shattered by Driller's revelations. Collects Descender #17-21.

Item Code: APR170785
Price: $16.99
PREVIEWS Page #214
In Shops 6/21/2017


Star Wars Doctor Aphra Volume 1: Aphra TP

Marvel Comics

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Kev Walker (CA) Karmome Shirahama

Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If the Dark Lord of the Sith ever learns of her survival, he'll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it's time for a return to what she does best. With droids Triple-Zero and BeeTee-One in tow, she's off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim - and everywhere in between. Aphra's got debts to pay, after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some bounty hunters...and just about everyone else in the galaxy! Collecting Doctor Aphra #1-6.

Item Code: MAR171129
Price: $17.99
In Shops 6/21/2017

DC Designer Series: The Joker By Brian Bolland Statue

DC Comics

Straight from the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke, acclaimed artist Brian Bolland's rendition of The Joker gets the Designer Series treatment! Bolland's version of the Clown Prince of Crime is one of the most iconic, recognizable renditions of the character! Limited Edition of 5,000 copies! This statue measures approximately 13.71" tall.

Item Code: JAN170427
Price: $150.00
PREVIEWS Page #162
In Shops 6/21/2017

Batman The Animated Series Gallery: “The Laughing Fish” Joker PVC Figure

Diamond Select Toys LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Joker makes a triumphant return to the DC Gallery line! Based on the famous Batman: The Animated Series episode "The Laughing Fish," this rendition of the Joker shows him holding the titular marine life, with one foot on a chained and partially submerged Batman! This approximately 9-inch figure is in scale to all DC Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas, is sculpted with a high level of detail and features exacting paint applications. Diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell!

Item Code: JAN172652
Price: $45.00
PREVIEWS Page #525
In Shops 6/21/2017

Alice Through The Looking Glass: Select Red Hatter PX Figure

Diamond Select Toys LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! You've met the Mad Hatter, now meet him again! This 7-inch, Previews-exclusive variant figure of the Mad Hatter, based on his appearance in Alice Through the Looking Glass, sports the red coat of the present day, rather than the green coat of his younger days. The figure features the likeness of Johnny Depp, has 16 points of articulation, and comes with a diorama background depicting a building from Wonderland - connect the base to the bases of the other two Alice figures to build a larger town! Figure comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Item Code: JAN172654
Price: $24.99
PREVIEWS Page #526
In Shops 6/21/2017

Back To The Future 2: Frozen Hover Time Machine Electronic Vehicle

Diamond Select Toys LLC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Is it hot? No, it's ice cold! DST has upgraded their bestselling electronic 1:15 scale Time Machine from Back to the Future with the additions shown in Back to the Future 2! Having just arrived in our time from 2015, this Version 2 Time Machine has adjustable hover wheels, the iconic Mr. Fusion fuel device, and a thin coating of "frost" over its entire surface, to replicate the effects of time travel. Vehicle measures approximately 14 inches long with opening gull-wing doors, and time-travel lights and sounds are triggered at the push of a button. Packaged in a full-color window box.

Item Code: DEC162558
Price: $59.99
PREVIEWS Page #484
In Shops 6/21/2017

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