Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 8/5

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 August 5th!

See all the New Releases for August 5th here!

Comics

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) R. B. Silva
The next steps on Luke Skywalker's search for Jedi wisdom begin here!
•  Following a mysterious vision he received on CLOUD CITY, Luke travels to a lost planet looking for a woman he believes may hold the key to his Jedi future and that of the entire Rebellion.
•  But will he arrive at his destination in time to learn what he needs... or will the evil DARTH VADER get there first?
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #107

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing, Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jim Cheung
THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER...
•  Tensions mount as the action heats up!
•  As the attack on Wakanda intensifies, the heroes find themselves under attack from their enemies - and their allies!
•  In a war where nobody can be fully trusted, betrayal cuts deep - as the alien invasion claims its first casualty!
•  In this issue: The shock ending you never expected! You'll want to frame it for your wall, True Believer!

Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $4.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #8

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Chris Samnee, Matthew Wilson
SERIES PREMIERE! ALL-NEW monthly series created by ROBERT KIRKMAN and CHRIS SAMNEE! The one who wields the fire power is destined to save the world, but Owen Johnson has turned his back on that life. He doesn't want the power-he never did. He only wants to spend time with his family and live his life, but unseen forces are at work to make that impossible. Danger lurks around every corner as Owen's past comes back to haunt him.

This non-FCBD version will have an increased page count (44 pages total) and include a sketchbook section featuring commentary by Samnee and Kirkman.
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #48

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Charles Soule, Scott Snyder (A) Leonardo Marcello Grassi (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
"UNITY," Part One
The smash hit series written by New York Times bestselling writers SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, AD: AFTER DEATH) and CHARES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, the forthcoming novel Anyone) with art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer), newcomer LEONARDO MARCELLO GRASSI, and Eisner-award winning colorist MATT WILSON (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, PAPER GIRLS) continues!

After barely escaping the deadly clutches of the Destiny Man, the expedition team has crossed over into the strange new zone of "Unity"-a futuristic world of gleaming technology and artificial intelligence. But will it be a safe haven for our heroes, or are they destined to be absorbed into the hive mind?!
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #57

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) James Asmus, Ian Flynn (A) Jack Lawrence (A/CA) Tony Fleecs
When Queen Chrysalis casts a spell looking for more changelings, she accidentally interferes with a malfunctioning Spacebridge! What's this mean for our favorite fillies? There are suddenly a bunch of Autobots and Decepticons in Equestria! And as the dust settles, Rarity and Arcee find themselves teaming up against a hostile Decepticon force...
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #126

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cristiano Seixas (A/CA) Guilherme Balbi
En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission. Their investigation leads them to a desolate planetoid, a crashed alien spacecraft, and a pyramidic structure of unknown origin. Then the terror begins . . .

o Just in time for Alien Day (April 26, 2020)

o Adapted from the original 1976 screenplay by Dan O'Bannon (author of Moebius's The Long Tomorrow, cowriter of Total Recall, writer/director of The Return of the Living Dead).

o Variant covers by Walter Simonson!
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #88

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A/CA) David Lopez
When a beloved teacher from their school goes missing, Buffy and Kendra will have to put aside their differences to uncover the true threat - whose identity will shake both Slayers to their cores!
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #205

DYNAMITE
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Sebastian Piriz (CA) Lucio Parrillo
"A Princess Of Earth, Part 1"
New arc, new artist, new jumping-on point for new readers! Dejah awakes in a mysterious cave, on a confusing planet, full of strange aliens known as "humans..."

By DAN ABNETT (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Justice League Odyssey) and SEBASTIAN PIRIZ (Disaster INC)!
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #192

TITAN COMICS
(W) Anne Toole (A) Ann Maulina (CA) Artgerm
A brand-new comic series based on the award-winning game by Guerrilla.
Aloy and Talanah return in a new story set after the events of the game! Nature has reclaimed the planet. Awe-inspiring machines dominate the land, as humanity fights for survival on this new earth.
Co-created by one of the writers of Horizon Zero Dawn game Anne Toole.
Horizon Zero Dawn FCBD #0 ties into this brand-new #1!
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #368

ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Alex Firer (A/CA) Fred Stressing
In "Birdperson's Rite of Passage," see Birdperson's growth from Birdteen to Birdadult...and a friend to Rick Sanchez, but only after they go through an incredible adventure unites them...forever?!
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #350

VAULT COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard (A) Dev Pramanik, Nathan Gooden (CA) Aaron Campbell
From the internationally best-selling World of Darkness universe, Vault brings readers a brand-new Vampire: The Masquerade comic series, Winter's Teeth.
When Cecily Brine, a courier for the Twin Cities Camarilla, takes a mysterious younger vampire under her wing, she's dragged into an insidious conspiracy. Will she be able to escape with her unlife and protect her aging, Alzheimer's afflicted sister, or will she be yet another pawn sacrificed to the Masquerade?
Meanwhile, an Anarch coterie investigates a mysterious killing.
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #385

ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC
(W) Christa Faust (A/CA) Mike Deodato
A nerve-racking thriller from crime writer Christa Faust and blockbuster artist Mike Deodato Jr. (The Resistance, Infinity Wars). April Walters is a hit-and-run victim of life -- a middle-aged soccer mom whose inner fire has been snuffed out by her dreary suburban existence. When her teenaged daughter goes missing under mysterious circumstances, April embarks on a harrowing mission to find her; a journey that takes her through the underbelly of her suburban community and sets her on a collision course with a massive crime syndicate and its lethal matriarch. Tested to her limits and beyond, April discovers that hell hath no fury like a mother scorned.
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #288


Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Ryan Brown
Morbius is the Living Vampire...but is he more? For years, Nobel Prize-winning biologist Dr. Michael Morbius has been struggling to find a cure for his unique case of vampirism. Now, for the first time in longer than he can remember, his salvation may be tantalizingly within reach! But the path to regaining his humanity is littered with dangers - and worse! In a leap of faith and desperation, Morbius takes matters into his own hands - but the results are monstrous, and now his lust for blood threatens to overwhelm him like never before! Old-school Marvel villain the Melter has resurfaced at just the wrong time - and he just might become the first in a long line of victims in the reinvigorated vampire's bloody path! Michael Morbius only wanted his soul back, but how much will it cost? Collecting MORBIUS (2019) #1-5.
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $15.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #132

VIZ LLC
(W) Hirohiko Araki (A/CA) Hirohiko Araki
Yukako Yamagishi still loves Koichi Hirose, despite how their last rendezvous turned out! She's so desperate for his love that she may make a drastic decision in order to win his heart-a decision that could have disastrous consequences when a new Stand appears! Is this an enemy Stand, or is it going to help her in her quest?

For older teen audiences.
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #418

DC COMICS
Summer's in the air, and the Teen Titans are leaving Jump City behind for six funfilled weeks of mosquitoes, sunstroke, and poison ivy at summer camp! What the Titans don't realize until they arrive is that this is Camp Apokolips, where the "bug juice" is made with real bugs, the swimming pool is a fire pit, and the lunch lady is Granny Goodness! Things only get worse when they encounter the bunks they'll be competing against in the camp's games: the Titans East and the  H.I.V.E. Five! Given all of that, there's only one thing on Robin's mind...
No, not escape. It's how to beat the other bunks to become the camp champions. This is Robin, remember?
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $9.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #22

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Peter Hogan (A/CA) Steve Parkhouse
Living undercover as a semi-retired, small-town doctor, a stranded alien's only hope is to stay off humanity's radar until he can be rescued. When he's pulled into a surprising murder mystery by the town's desperate mayor and struggling police chief, "Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle" learns more about the human condition than he ever wanted to. Acclaimed creators Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) deliver a truly unique sci-fi adventure tale with heart and humor! This omnibus collects Resident Alien volumes 1-3!
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $24.99
PREVIEWS Page #101

VIZ LLC
(W) Koyoharu Gotouge (A/CA) Koyoharu Gotouge
Tanjiro finally chases down the main body of the upper-rank demon Hantengu. However, dawn is approaching, and the rising sun is a threat to Nezuko. Tanjiro's concern for his sister is a distraction from the focus he needs to fight Hantengu, and if he hesitates it could be the last mistake he ever makes! Elsewhere, Tamayo ponders the nature of Nezuko's curse and how she could be so different from other demons.
For teen audiences.
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #418


Toys & Merchandise

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! For the 20th anniversary of the movie, the Iron Giant gets all heroic in the first-ever Gallery Diorama based on the classic animated film! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this sculpture is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard.
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #1020

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! This 1:8 scale PVC diorama of Batman is based on his appearance in the game Injustice 2, and shows him striking a superhero landing in his pursuit of evil. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this sculpture is made of high-grade plastic and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. Formerly a GameStop exclusive.
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #1026

FUNKO
The newest Pokémon to join Funko's POP! vinyl figure line is none other than the beloved Eevee! Standing 3 3/4" tall, this Pokémon features Funko's fan-favorite design. Window box packaging.
SRP: $10.99
PREVIEWS Page #1063

FUNKO
From Funko. The debut of Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney+ introduced Star Wars fans to one of the most intriguing and popular characters in a galaxy far, far away: the enigmatic, Force sensitive alien known as The Child! Funko brings fans two new POP! figures of The Child, one holding his cup of soup, the other swallowing a frog nearly as large as he is! Each figure stands 3 3/4" tall atop a Star Wars-themed base and features the stylized design that has made these figures to popular with collectors. Window box packaging.
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $10.99
 

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