Featured This Week Comics & Graphic Novels for 5/22

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 May 22. 

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Comics

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
Avengers Mountain is under siege as the last stronghold of Earth's heroes is the subject of an all-out assault by the forces of Malekith!
Rated T+
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #27
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Iban Coello (CA) Kyle Hotz
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  Chaos reigns as Malekith's campaign to take over the Nine Realms sweeps through Manhattan.
•  With desperate battles raging all around them to quell Malekith's horde, Venom has teamed up with an unlikely group to try to stop Malekith...
•  ...or die trying.
Rated T+
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #20
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
The face behind the mask is revealed! Who's taken up the mantle of the Arkham Knight? What's their endgame? And what's the shocking secret that Batman never knew about a part of his life he'd taken for granted?
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #29
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Steve Epting
Leviathan wins! After the destruction of anyone and everyone who could stand in its way-from Lois Lane's military father, Sam Lane, to agencies such as Spyral and Checkmate-the newly reorganized and amped-up evil organization stands ready to topple even the Man of Steel! With a shocking conclusion that'll affect the entire DC Universe over the summer, don't miss the epic and unexpected conclusion to "Leviathan Rising."
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #15
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
Maika is forced to rethink her entire past and future when she finds herself in the center of a dangerous conspiracy against the Known World.
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona
Just as the chance for a new life was starting to come together, Abel spirals out of control again and his adoptive family gets caught in the storm.
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #87
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Christian Ward
On the Sundog, Grix is desperately fleeing Lux . . . and running out of fuel. On Duni, Vess wrestles with her spiritual doubts and the newfound knowledge that she is not alone. When she responds to the Sundog's mysterious distress signal, the unlikely pair will learn too quickly that there is no turning back now.
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #131
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Tracy Yardley (CA) Jack Lawrence
"Plague!" As the infection spreads across a helpless city, the Chaotix Detective Agency stands alone against the horde. Will even the world's fastest hedgehog be quick enough to provide back-up, or will the city fall? The Chaotix take the case as things go from bad to worse!
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #150
DYNAMITE
(W) Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Scott Bryan Wilson (A) Fernando Ruiz, Dan Parent (CA) Reilly Brown
Everyone's favorite Mistress of the Macabre, Elvira is spinning her wheels hostessing horror film festivals at the local drive-in when she discovers the opportunity to get in good with George Rottmero, producer of the greatest, grittiest, most realistic horror movies ever.  The Dark Damsel uses all of her charms to impress the mysterious movie mogul and she is immediately cast in his latest scream-inducing spectacles, his masterpieces of murder and mayhem featuring the most realistic zombies anyone ever saw this side of an open casket! When she discovers the grave secret behind Rottmero's success, her dreams of super stardom might become deader than her undead co-stars! Will all of her efforts just be one big bust... because Elvira knows all about big busts!
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #197
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Maria Llovet (CA) Paul Pope
Faith is drawn into a new world when she attends a party at the home of world renown artist Louis Thorn. It's a world of opulence, excess, and sensuality-and something darker that she can't put her finger on. There is something... curious about these people, a darkness or shadow just at the edge of reason... and maybe it is exactly what Faith is looking for.
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #232
ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
(W) Eric Powell (A/CA) Eric Powell
Synopsis: The Goon's return to Lonely Street is off to a bumpy start. And it's about to get bumpier when he crosses paths with up and coming crime lord Vinnie Nosferatu.
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #252
KEVIN EASTMAN STUDIOS
(W) Kevin Eastman, David Avallone (A) Ben Bishop, Troy Little (A/CA) Kevin Eastman
Kevin (TMNT) Eastman returns to independent comics with a new creation: an inside look at the turbulent life and times of a once-successful cartoonist on the skids... Shane "Books" Bookman. Once upon a time, Books co-created THE RADICALLY REARRANGED RONIN RAGDOLLS: a gritty, funny indie comic that became a billion dollar global franchise. Now, years later, the partnership dissolved, the corporate buy-out all spent, Books is struggling to recover from the hit-and-run driver called early success... and looking for the will and the joy to create something new again. Co-created by Kevin Eastman and David Avallone (Elvira, Bettie Page). Script by David Avallone, art by Ben Bishop (The Aggregate, TMNT Macro-Series), Kevin Eastman, and Troy Little (Rick and Morty, Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas.)
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #334

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Mack
Best-selling creators Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack bring an incredible new espionage epic to Jinxworld in COVER!
Based on a true story, the intelligence community figures out that the traveling band of social misfits who make comic books are an exact match to the profiles of candidates recruited for intelligence and counterintelligence gathering. A well-known comics creator is recruited by the agency to live a double life as a spy. And convention season is upon us.
COVER is the blockbuster new epic from the acclaimed team of writer Brian Michael Bendis (Superman, Action Comics) and David Mack (Kabuki, Jessica Jones) as they reunite for the first time since their renowned run on Daredevil. Collects issues #1-6.
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $16.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #62
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona
The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. The town of Farmington has been destroyed, sending an unwitting adventurer and his vulpine companion in search of answers-and to quell a coming storm that speaks his name. From author SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Fortunately, the Milk) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers, Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack) comes the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family's history. The perfect read for fans of dark fantasy like Return to Oz, classic Don Bluth animation, and/or Miyazaki animation. Collects MIDDLEWEST #1-6.
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #72
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Michael Dante Dimartino (A/CA) Michelle Wong
Korra must decide who to trust as the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance! Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die), with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of the beloved television series!
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $10.99
PREVIEWS Page #136
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora (CA) Matthew Taylor
Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon! This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. But her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-winner Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends... and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang faces brand new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell. Collects issues #1-4.
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #221

Merchandise

DC COMICS
Following the success of the TEEN TITANS MULTI-PART STATUE, DC Collectibles is back with a new line of combinable statues, this time featuring the Bat-Family! This new set features five statues that can be posed individually or combined into a massive showpiece. The second piece of this set is the Darknight Damsel, Batgirl! Bounding into the Gotham City sky atop a gargoyle with a grapnel gun in her hand, Batgirl is ready for any challenge the night may bring her. This polyresin statue is a standout by itself, but when combined with the rest of the Bat Family statues, Batgirl becomes an enviable piece of a collector's showcase.
•  Limited to 5,000 pieces
•  Statue measures 8.2" tall
•  Allocations may occur
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $80.00
DC PREVIEWS Page #91
DC COMICS
This exclusive Poison Ivy "Sepia Tone" variant is part of a Bombshells limited-edition series designed to evoke the color tone that was frequently found in photos of the past.
•  Limited to 5,000 pieces
•  Figure measures 10.6" tall
•  Allocations may occur
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $125.00
DC PREVIEWS Page #93
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Never send a Batman to do a Batwoman's job! Kate Kane, of the Gotham City Kanes, drops into the spotlight in the newest comic-inspired DC Gallery PVC Diorama! With her striking red hair and black costume, Batwoman is ready to leap into action in this approximately 8-inch sculpture. Made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar and sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #1023
MEZCO TOYS
From Mezco Toys. Pennywise, the horrific clown of Stephen King's classic novel It and the villain of the acclaimed 2017 film, returns with Mezco's It: Pennywise Mega Scale Figure. Standing an impressive 15" tall, this Pennywise has all his signature trademarks. The red balloon-toting, demonic clown that terrorizes the children of Derry is dressed to kill. Featuring over 5 points of articulation, Pennywise comes packaged in a collector friendly window box suitable for display.
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $89.99
PREVIEWS Page #1044

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