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Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 5/25/22

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 May 25!

See all the New Releases for May 25 here!

Comics

IMAGE COMICS
SAGA #59 (MR)
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
What the hell does this fish have to do with the people who want Hazel dead? Find out this May as the strangest epic in comics continues-somehow still only $2.99!
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $2.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #23 CVR A DELL EDERA
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Werther Dell'Edera
Trapped in the county jail, Erica must use her one phone call to contact someone from her past... but will they come to her aid?

Escape may come from a most unexpected place, but with it the revelation of a terrifying new threat that will push Erica to her limits!
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #18 CVR A SIMMONDS (MR)
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Martin Simmonds
NEW STORY ARC

Co-creator MARTIN SIMMONDS returns for the explosive new arc of the Eisner-nominated hit! For decades, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH battled a secret war against its Soviet counterpart, THE MINISTRY OF LIES. Now Cole Turner will have to face the consequences of his predecessors as the dark actions of the past unfurl before him...
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2
(W) Zeb Wells (A/CA) John Romita
• The best couple in comics is done?
•  You aren't going to believe what is happening in this volume of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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MARVEL COMICS
DEVILS REIGN OMEGA #1
(W) Chip Zdarsky, Various (A) Rafael De Latorre, Various (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
In the wake of one of the most visceral DAREDEVIL, nay, MARVEL stories EVER, the Marvel Universe's New York City stands remade and reforged - if not in Wilson Fisk's image, then at the very least in his spirit! After a battle that nearly tore the city and its citizens apart, New York's super heroes have no choice but to try to adapt to the new and dangerous paradigm they find themselves operating under - with eight million people turned against them!
RATED T+
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $4.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
GODZILLA VS MMPR #3 (OF 5) CVR A FREDDIE WILLIAMS II
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Freddie Williams II
From IDW Publishing and Boom! Studios, two titanic powers collide in an intercompany crossover event you never expected... but one that makes complete sense!
  
Everyone reading this series is expecting a team-up, and here it is! Only, this might not be what they had in mind! What's worse than a villainous monster from the Godzilla universe? Villainous monsters from the Godzilla and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers universes! And they're joining forces to destroy the Power Rangers!
  
Written by superstar scribe Cullen Bunn (Godzilla: Cataclysm) and illustrated by artist extraordinaire Freddie Williams II (Batman/TMNT)!
  
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
POWER RANGERS UNIVERSE #6 (OF 6) CVR A MORA
(W) Nicole Andelfinger (A) Simone Ragazzoni (CA) Dan Mora
In the thrilling climax of Power Rangers Universe, Dark Specter's corruption threatens to not only destroy the Rangers, but puts the very nature of the Morphin Grid in peril!

To protect the fabric of reality, the teens must find a way to tap into the heart of the Morphin Grid and face their most fearsome foe yet: their mentor, the Morphinaut!

Discover the secrets of the Grid and exciting new Ranger forms as the past and future of the Power Rangers story is revealed!
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $4.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
TMNT ONGOING #129 CVR A TUNICA
(W) Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Pablo Tunica
Donatello struggles to escape from the fiendish Dr. Barlow with help of the mysterious VENUS! The Turtles attempt to save him as well, but first they'll have to have a final showdown with the Punk Frogs!
  
Continuing the long-awaited introduction of Venus!
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
SPECTRO ONE SHOT #1 CVR A DOE
(W) Juan Doe (A/CA) Juan Doe
A Quartet of Quintessential Horror Tales from the Multi-Talented Juan Doe - Presented in a
Single Prestige-Format One Shock!

SPECTRO explores the unnerving spectrum of fear through four terrifying stories rooted in a cosmic game of twisted karma and phantasmagoric terror:

1. What is at stake when sentient technology manipulates a man with projections of his desired self?

2. What are the consequences of excommunicating a member of the "nine" planets?

3. What is discovered when an explorer travels to Mars to ascend the tallest mountain in the solar system?

4. What happens when a scientist aboard the International Space Station is confronted with the most horrifying aspects of humankind?

In what realm of fear do these stories exist? SPECTRO.

Written and illustrated by Juan Doe (BAD RECEPTION, DARK ARK, ANIMOSITY: THE RISE)
SPECTRO is a horror anthology from deep within the recesses of the mind of one of comics' most prolific talents!
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $7.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
HELLBOY & BPRD NIGHT OF THE CYCLOPS ONE-SHOT CVR A
(W) Mike Mignola, Olivier Vatine (A/CA) Olivier Vatine
Just as he finishes up one job in Greece, Hellboy is detoured into another adventure by . . . a goat? Join Hellboy in a strange hidden land of treachery and togas as he takes on the wrath of a jealous god.

Featuring the storytelling genius of Mike Mignola and Olivier Vatine, with art by Vatine and letters by Clem Robins, the Mignolaverse meets classical mythology in this new one-shot!
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
PEARL III #1 (OF 6) CVR A GAYDOS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
A brand-new, (yes, all new!) chapter in the tattoo artist, Yakuza assassin romantic odyssey . . . Pearl.  that's right, the critically acclaimed Jinxworld title makes its Dark Horse debut with a brand-new chapter in the wild life of Pearl Tanaka.
Fully painted by award-winning graphic novelist Michael Gaydos, Pearl is a very unique experience about an artist discovering all the secrets of the modern yakuza world she was born into by no fault of her own. After finding out the truth about her parents in previous volumes, the real question is, "Who is the ghost dragon of San Francisco?"
Get instantly caught up on every beautifully fully painted page of the book Comic Watch, AIPT, Comicosity, Comicsverse all gave a 10/10.
o From the creators of Jessica Jones!
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
ELVIRA IN HORRORLAND #1 CVR A ACOSTA
(W) David Avallone (A) Silvia Califano (CA) Dave Acosta
"Elvira is back, and she's going PSYCHO!

The Mistress of the Dark has discovered that films create their own pocket dimensions, and now she's lost in the Multiverse of Movies! Will she find her way home, or is it just a big Hitchcock-tease? Join writer David Avallone (Elvira Meets Vincent Price, Bettie Page: Unbound) and artist Silvia Califano (the upcoming "Death of Elvira") for a comic you shouldn't show mother: she just goes a little mad sometimes.

All the fun, thrills, and spills under a series of amazing covers by returning artists Dave Acosta, John Royle, series artist Califano, and an amazing Elvira photo cover!

"Once again David Avallone proves to be a master of pulp storytelling as well as the double entendre. He captures Elvira's personality brilliantly and pretty much every interaction that she has is brilliantly written. Overall. Brilliant fun."- SciFiPulse.net
David Avallone is a freelancer from a long line of freelancers, born to a pulp fiction writer (Michael Avallone) and women's rights activist (Frances Avallone).

Since graduating from Bard College in 1987, David has been involved mostly in independent film production (as a writer, editor, director, producer, actor, etc.). In 2014 he branched out into comic book writing, mostly with Dynamite Comics. With them, he's written LEGENDERRY: VAMPIRELLA, TWILIGHT ZONE: THE SHADOW, DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE, BETTIE PAGE and ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK.  For American Mythology, he's written ZORRO: SWORDS OF BLOOD, and for Kevin Eastman Studios he's writing DRAWING BLOOD and THE RADICALLY REARRANGED RONIN RAGDOLLS.
"
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #153

Graphic Novels, Trade Paperbacks, and Manga

IMAGE COMICS
KING SPAWN TP VOL 01
(W) Todd McFarlane, Sean Lewis (A/CA) Javi Fernandez
When one of the vilest creatures ever imprisoned in Hell is released back onto Earth, Spawn follows the clues right into a trap set just for him. But why does Kincaid want Spawn to ascend the throne of Hell, and what of the prophecy of the KING SPAWN? Collects KING SPAWN #1-6.
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $9.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
BPRD THE DEVIL YOU KNOW TP
(W) Mike Mignola, Scott Allie (A) Laurence Campbell, Christopher Mitten (CA) Mike Mignola
The explosive conclusion to the B.P.R.D. series is collected in full for the first time in paperback! Lovecraftian monsters ravage an apocalyptic earth as the B.P.R.D. fights to save what little of humanity they can. But even Hellboy is not who he once was, and whether anyone survives Varvara and the long-awaited Ragna Rok remains to be seen.
This book collects the end of the B.P.R.D. as we know it. Includes B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know TP volumes 1-3 and bonus material.
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $29.99
PREVIEWS Page #100

MARVEL COMICS
DEMON DAYS TREASURY EDITION TP
(W) Peach Momoko (A/CA) Peach Momoko
Acclaimed artist Peach Momoko reimagines the Marvel Universe! A wandering swordswoman with a psychic blade arrives at a village targeted by demons. One is black-and-white with a horrifying tongue, and another may be the strongest demon there is! Mariko Yashida hears mysterious voices and has strange dreams that feel real. Maybe her redheaded maid who dresses all in black might know more than she lets on? But as Mariko embarks on a wondrous journey, deadly creatures lurk in the woods - including a mysterious, blue-skinned woman and a giant with super-strength and claws! Enter a
creative and mysterious new world of demons, monsters, mutants, and magic! Collecting DEMON DAYS: X-MEN, MARIKO, CURSED WEB, RISING STORM and BLOOD FEUD; and material from KING IN BLACK #4.

RATED T+ ...
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $34.99
PREVIEWS Page #102

DARK HORSE COMICS
ANDRZEJ SAPKOWSKIS THE WITCHER A GRAIN OF TRUTH HC
(W) Andrzej Sapkowski, Jacek Rembis (A) Jonas Scharf (CA) Kai Carpenter
Geralt comes across a derelict mansion where he is met with the current owner-not quite human, but a beast with the faculties of a man. The beast invites him inside where he shares stories of his family, his life . . . and his curse. If the weight of his misdeeds could condemn him to the body of a beast-a retribution spoken of only in fairy tales, could there be another grain of truth in these tales of fantasy-one that could help him elude his fate and lead him to salvation?
o Official graphic novel adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's short story "A Grain of Truth."
o Witcher Season 2 coming to Netflix this December!
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $17.99
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VIZ LLC
JOJOS BIZARRE ADV PT 5 GOLDEN WIND HC VOL 04
(W) Hirohiko Araki (A) Hirohiko Araki
The high-speed conflict continues! The express train is zooming its way to Florence, and the squad is hanging on for dear life-literally! They're under siege by their foes, desperate to protect their charge, and facing an all-new enemy Stand. The stakes have never been as high as this, and to make matters worse, escaping the train doesn't mean they've escaped the danger!

For older teen audiences.
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $19.99
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VIZ LLC
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC EDGE OF BALANCE GN VOL 02
(W) Shima Shinya, Daniel Jose Older (A) Mizuki Sakakibara
Centuries before the Skywalker saga, a new adventure begins ...
© & TM 2021 LUCASFILM LTD       Copyright © 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

For teen audiences.
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $14.99
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VIZ LLC
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST FULLMETAL ED HC VOL 17
(W) Hiromu Arakawa (A) Hiromu Arakawa
In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. In a terrible twist of fate, the sins that the brothers and their closest allies committed are used to unleash their enemy's greatest powers.

For teen audiences.
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $19.99
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KODANSHA COMICS
SILENT VOICE COMPLETE COLL HC VOL 01 (RES)
(W) Yoshitoki Oima (A/CA) Yoshitoki Oima
The award-winning modern classic about a girl who can't hear and her bully, which inspired the acclaimed anime film from Kyoto Animation, returns in a beautiful, two-volume collector's edition. Each extra-large, deluxe hardcover contains about 700 pages of manga on crisp, premium paper, and more than fifty pages of new content. This deluxe, large-sized hardcover includes the first half of the story of A Silent Voice, from Volume 1 through half of Volume 4.
In Shops: Mar 02, 2022
SRP: $44.99
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Toys & Merchandise

FUNKO
POP COMICS TMNT LEONARDO PX VINYL FIGURE W/B&W CHASE
From Funko. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Inspired by the now legendary comics phenomenon that took the world by storm, Eastman & Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are ready to hit your Funko collection "air-borne" with a brand new, PREVIEWS Exclusive series of Pop! figures! Leonardo comes to life in your collection with a comics-inspired cell shaded design. Equipped with his twin katanas, Leonardo wears the classic red bandanna and measures about 3 3/4" tall. Plus, this exclusive Pop! figure features a black and white chase variant for that classic indie comic look. Each PREVIEWS Exclusive TMNT Pop! figure comes packaged in a branded window box. Please note chase variants are packed randomly and cannot be guaranteed with purchase.
In Shops: Feb 02, 2022
SRP: $13.99

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
MARVEL SELECT WATCHER AF
A Diamond Select Toys release! Need someone to keep an eye on your Marvel Select collection? Uatu is back, baby! This highly sought-after action figure of Uatu the Watcher is finally back in production after years of scarcity! Standing approximately 9 inches tall, this figure features 12 points of articulation and includes a moon diorama base. It comes packaged in the famous Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Hand-sculpted by Phil Ramirez!
In Shops: Jun 01, 2022
SRP: $29.99
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Hero Collector
MARVEL COMIC HEAVYWEIGHTS #3 VENOM EDDIE BROCK
Coming from Hero Collector, Marvel Comics Figurines in highly collectable heavyweight metal.
These 1:18-scale, hand-painted metal figures are individually numbered and packaged in their own special-edition collector's tins.
In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: $49.95
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NECA
BATMAN 1989 BATMAN GRAPNEL PROP REPLICA
From NECA. From the 1989 movie that defined Batman for the modern generation! This full-size replica of Batman's signature gadget, the Grapnel Launcher, is over 7" in length, with a screen-accurate foldable handle, grapnel hook attachment and a motorized spool that retracts the rope and hook after firing. Uses 2 LR1 batteries, not included.
In Shops: Nov 24, 2021
SRP: $34.99

NECA
GREMLINS 2 BRAIN ULTIMATE 7IN AF
From NECA. The Gremlins are back, and this time they've taken control of a New York City media mogul's high-tech skyscraper! Any fan of the Gremlins movies knows the rules: keep them out of sunlight, don't get them wet, and never feed them after midnight. Break them - and then add some of Dr. Catheter's brain serum - and you end up with The Brain. From the sequel movie Gremlins 2: Bad Batch, this 7" scale figure stands 6" tall and is fully articulated. He wears a tailored fabric suit and comes with pipe, syringe, brain serum, and interchangeable hands.
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $37.99

BANPRESTO
LUPIN THE THIRD PT 6 MASTER STARS LUPIN FIG
From Banpresto. The dream team is ready for their next caper... watch your valuables, because Lupin the Third has arrived for Part 6 in the Lupin Master Stars Piece figure line from Banpresto! Lupin is ready for display at a height of about 10" with an included stand.
In Shops: Jan 26, 2022
SRP: $24.99

SUPER7
PEANUTS SUPERSIZE CHARLIES BROWN RED SHIRT 16IN VINYL FIG (N
From Super 7. The biggest thing in classic newspaper comics is now a deluxe vinyl figure from Super7! The Peanuts Super-Size Charlie Brown Vinyl Figure has him in his red shirt and hat, ready to go through all the fun and lack thereof that life throws at him. Charlie Brown stands about 14" tall (16" with his hat) and comes packaged in beautiful collectors box.
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $295.00

SUPER7
PEANUTS SUPERSIZE SNOOPY 16IN VINYL FIG
From Super7. If you grew up on Peanuts, here is the puppy you've always dreamed of! This poseable 12" tall Supersize Snoopy is made of premium vinyl and features soft felted ears and a real collar with metal tag. This grayscale "newsprint" variant is an homage to Charles Schulz's original 1950s comic strips! Supersize Snoopy will arrive packaged in a pet carrier and includes an adoption certificate, straight from Daisy Hill Puppy Farm!
In Shops: Jun 29, 2022
SRP: $295.00

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