Monsters and Monstresses: New Highlights

Welcome to the new batch of upcoming release highlights. Please let us now if there is any to pre-order!

Night of the Monster Men

A Bat-crossover! Spinning out of the pages of Batman’s ‘I Am Gotham’ storyline, this six-part epic pits Batman and his closest allies against a threat unlike anything Gotham City has ever seen. Suit up, grab your monster-fighting gear, and join the Bat-Family as they stand against The Monster Men! But who created these creatures… and why?

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Batman #7 Due 21.9.16

Part 1 The first crossover of the ‘Rebirth’ era is here! As a huge storm approaches, Batman, Batwoman, and Nightwing try and prepare Gotham City for the worst, but nothing can prepare them for enormous tall monsters rampaging through the streets! Batman will need all of his allies to unite in order to stop these mad science monsters from tearing their city apart!

Nightwing #5 Due 21.9.16

Part 2 The Monster Men are stomping their way through Gotham City. How can the Bat-team face the monsters and the storm of the century? And when Nightwing goes behind the scenes to discover where the monsters came from, what lurks in the shadows may be worse than the monsters themselves!

Detective Comics #941 Due 28.9.16

Part 3 Batman and Batwoman take to the streets in a motorcycle death race against a monster that transforms faster than they can keep up! And at Blackgate, something truly terrifying is growing in the prison’s darkest depths… and its eggs are hatching!


DUE 17.8.16

trinityTrinity #1

Together again for the first time! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The core of the World’s Greatest Heroes… but with a new Man of Steel, the bonds these three share will be tested and redefined by super-star writer/artist Francis Manapul. In this premiere issue, see the trio travel from Metropolis to Gotham City and beyond to learn what forces launched their heroic careers. But how will this journey of discovery lead them to a new threat?

 


DUE 7.9.16          

glitterbombGlitterbomb #1

Farrah Durante is a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in an industry where youth trumps experience. Her frustrations become an emotional lure for something horrifying out beyond the water… something ready to exact revenge on the shallow celebrity-obsessed culture that’s led her astray.

Fan-favorite Jim Zub and newcomer Djibril Morissette-Phan tear into the heart of Hollywood in this dramatic horror story about fame and failure.

 

monstressMonstress #7  

Eisner-nominated Monstress is back! Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past… and discover a new, terrible, threat.

 

 

 


Due 14.9.16       

doom patrolDoom Patrol #1 

Doom Patrol combines elements from classic runs, new directions, and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young EMT on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she’s not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3am is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, AKA Robotman. The debut title of DC’s Young Animal line kicks off with a removable sticker on its cover: Pull back the gyro to reveal its secrets, but be warned-there is no turning back. Written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Nick Derington.

gotham academyGotham Academy: Second Semester #1

Gotham Academy is back with an all-new storyline for its second semester! When you’re Olive Silverlock, winter holidays can be a drag. Luckily, when a new student shows up at Gotham Academy to keep her company while the other students are away, Olive finds what could be a brand new friend…or a whole lot of trouble!

 

 

southern crossSouthern Cross #7

How do you lose a ship?! The search for the Southern Cross starts on Titan, and ends in murder! Season 2 of Southern Cross starts here. Written by Becky Cloonan and art by Andy Belanger and Lee Loughridge.

 

 

 


DUE 21.9.16

sevenSeven to Eternity #1

The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires. Writer Rick Remender teams with collaborators Jerome Opena and Matt Hollingsworth to take you on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear. Now, one last free man must choose.

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Critically-acclaimed The Wicked + the Divine goes back to the nineteenth century, to see what became of the Romantic poets one infamous night on Lake Geneva… Showcasing Stephanie Hans, this special is NOT included in the forthcoming The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 4.

 

 

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A pair of adventurers embark on an epic quest to collect five magic gems from deep inside the Earth and bring them to the surface to return colour to the world. On the way they carry fire-lit torches through secret places and endless passages, swim in crystal-clear waters, encounter strange beasts, and meet strange and mysterious hermits! Writer/artist Rob Cham creates beautiful and vivid illustrations that gradually evolve from black and white subterranean worlds to bright colourscapes. This inspiring all-ages story recalls retro video games and role-playing games, creating a one-of-a-kind mythos of magic lands and mischevious creatures.


Due 28.9.16

cerebusCerebus In Hell #0

The first new Cerebus comic since 2004! Where has Cerebus been since he died twelve years ago? Is he in hell? Purgatory? Limbo? Some strange 1980 disco with links to Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Henry Kissinger? Some ancient Greek disco with links to Plato, Socrates, Aristotle? Some 1990s disco with links to The Stone Roses, the Happy Mondays, and Oasis? Is he stuck inside his own Cerebus Online Disco Twitter-feed? Well, wherever he is, he deserves it, so feel free to laugh at his misfortune! This one shot leads into the Cerebus In Hell? 4-issue mini-series in 2017 celebrating Cerebus’ 40th-anniversary!

frostbiteFrostbright #1 (or 6)

Long after Earth has entered its second ice age, humanity has learned to cope with the frozen elements. In this cold and bleak future, heat is power, and brutal gangs roam the icy wasteland looking for it. If that wasn’t enough, a terrible disease nicknamed ‘frostbite’ is literally freezing people from the inside out. Once you catch it, the effect is instantaneous. There is no immunity, there is no cure. Until now. Doctor Henry Bonham and his daughter Victoria have found the key to ending frostbite. If they can get from Mexico City to a secret government outpost in Alcatraz, they could stabilize life across the globe. But to do that they’ll need to stay alive. That’s where Keaton comes in. She and her crew have faced worse journeys before, but never with the potential consequences this one poses if they fail.
A new miniseries from acclaimed writer Joshua Williamson and artist Jason Shawn Alexander Frostbite is a science-fiction action miniseries unlike any other.

cloneSpider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Vol. 1

Spider-Man’s clone is back – and the real Spidey is beside himself! Peter thought his clone was long dead, but where has Ben Reilly been for the last five years? Why has he returned? Is he Peter Parker’s dark side… or his better half? And does Miles Warren, the unbalanced Jackal, have anything to do with it? Everyone wants answers, and the cloaked killer Kaine is ready to rip them out of whoever has them! Plus: Venom and Vermin! Carnage and Chameleon! New allies, new enemies and a new crimefighting identity! No other Spider-storyline was as innovative or infamous as the 1990s Clone Saga, and you can follow it right from the start!


Due 5.10.16

headlopperHead Lopper Vol. 1

The Head Lopper, Norgal, and the nagging severed head of Agatha Blue Witch arrive on the Isle of Barra to find it overrun with beasts: minions of the Sorcerer of the Black Bog. When Queen Abigail hires Norgal and Agatha to slay the Sorcerer, our heroes trek across the island reliving the horrors of their heads-and playing right into the hands of a master manipulator.

 

 

giant daysGiant Days Vol. 3

Continuing their first semester at university, fast friends Susan, Esther, and Daisy want to find their footing in life. The girls, along with their male hall-mates, Ed and McGraw find that college is more than academics and bad microwavable meals. Add some pub hopping, hookups, breakups and political scandal this might just be the most eventful first semester ever. Giant Days, comedic slice-of-life series from creator John Allison and fantastic newcomer, Max Sarin has graduated to a third volume, collecting issues 9-12 of the Eisner Award-nominated series.


Due 12.10.16     

tokyoghostTokyo Ghost Vol. 2

Following the destruction of the Garden Nation of Japan, Constable Led Dent returns to his brutal beat, having succumbed to his inner demons. But as he stalks the streets of the Isles of Los Angeles, enforcing the corporate new world order, he’s haunted by a ghost from Tokyo.

Full list can be found here:

 

http://www.previewsworld.com/support/previews_docs/orderforms/archive/2016/JUL16_COF.pdf

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