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Written by BILL WILLINGHAM Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS Cover by JOAO RUAS On sale JULY 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Can the Fisher King save Therese or will young Dare be the heroic rescuing knight of his daydreams? In the penultimate chapter of “Cubs in Toyland,” we will see just who will make it out of Discardia in one piece – and who will be tattered like the citizen toys. Also, the antics of Bufkin continue in the Oz backup feature with art by Shawn McManus!
Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by JORDI BERNET, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, ROGER CRUZ and RICCARDO BURCHIELLI Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US MATURE READERS • This new hardcover collects two epic tales: “The Beast in the Cave,” about Skinner Sweet’s involvement in the brutal Indian Wars, and “Death Race,” about 1950s vampire hunter Travis Kidd! • Collects issues #19-27 of the smash-hit series!
Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE 1:10 Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for details. On sale JULY 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Skinner Sweet is back! And he’s hunting Hollywood vampires in 1954. But how did he survive the horrible events of Taipan back in WWII? Unlikely alliances are formed, secrets are revealed, and another name gets crossed off “The Blacklist” as the next major AMERICAN VAMPIRE epic roars on!
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO Art by EDUARDO RISSO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 512 pg, FC, $49.99 US • MATURE READERS • A new hardcover with stand-alone stories spotlighting the major players in the series, plus the final fate of Loop Hughes. • Collects issues #37-57 of the Eisner Award-winning series.
Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN On sale JULY 11 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Felicia Book reluctantly rejoins the vampire hunting agency known as the Vassals of the Morning Star. They have to track down the deadliest vampire of all time – but it’s not an easy task, because Felicia is plagued by her own past, Agent Hobbes is haunted by an old enemy, and young Gus is beginning to have horrible nightmares!
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM Art by PHIL JIMENEZ and ANDY LANNING Cover by ADAM HUGHES On sale JULY 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS One Sleeping Beauty, one prince of thieves and a small imp add up to one huge moving target for our Snow Queen. But what does she want from them and how will she get it? Will our heroic trio of Jonah the bottle imp, Ali Baba and Sleeping Beauty all make it out of the Snow Queen’s lair in one piece? Or a million, tiny broken icicles?
Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI Cover by SIMON BISLEY On sale JULY 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS NEW STORYLINE! John Constantine had no intention of tracking down his long-lost nephew, despite the promise John made to his dead mum. But jealous outbursts, strange visions and a ritual murder may force him into it after all. Dark magic, tainted blood and the occasional dead sheep – it’s all in part one of “The Curse of the Constantines.”
Written by MATTHEW STURGES, BILL WILLINGHAM and STEVEN T. SEAGLE Art by LUCA ROSSI, DARWYN COOKE, DAVID LAPHAM, PETER SNEJBJERG and TEDDY KRISTIANSEN and others Cover by ESAO ANDREWS On sale AUGUST 1 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS • Don’t miss the final confrontations between Fig and, well, everyone! • This final volume collects HOUSE OF MYSTERY #36-42.
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED On sale JULY 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Ever since they first met, Amon has been preparing Gwen for the coming of Xitalu, the Great Devourer from beyond space and time. But no one warned the rest of the people in town! And now that Xitalu is almost here, threatening to consume every living soul on Earth, will Gwen be able to do what’s necessary to save the world?
Written by DAN ABNETT Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD On sale JULY 25 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Inspector Suttle leaves London to pursue his murder investigation. But the city’s dark and troubled shadows follow him to Cadley, the victim’s hometown. In the idyllic surroundings of a great house, mingling with the aristocracy, Suttle discovers that the undead curse of the Restless Plague runs ever deeper...
Written by SEAN MURPHY Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY On sale JULY 11 • 32 pg, B&W, no interior ads, 1 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS The newest reality show hit has the unlikeliest celebrity of all in this new black and white miniseries from writer/artist Sean Murphy (JOE THE BARBARIAN, Off Road)! J2, the TV series starring a clone of Jesus Christ, causes chaos across a near-future United States in PUNK ROCK JESUS, a new miniseries written and drawn by Sean Murphy, the acclaimed illustrator of JOE THE BARBARIAN and AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. J2 causes outrage and adulation. Religious zealots either love or hate the show, angry politicians worry about its influence on the nation, and members of the scientific community fear the implications of cloning a human being at all – let alone the Son of God. And what effect will this all have on Gwen, the young woman who is selected, through an American Idol-style process, to be the mother of the new Messiah? All this leads to the hiring of Thomas McKael, the clone’s bodyguard and a former IRA operative with a turbulent past who must protect the new Messiah – a baby who captivates the world, but grows up to become an angry teenager.
Written by PAUL CORNELL Art and cover by RYAN KELLY On sale JULY 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS It’s a battle for the truth as Arcadia confronts her memories of “alien abduction” through hypnotic regression. Can she save her career? Can she even save her mind? The first arc of SAUCER COUNTRY comes to a triumphant ending!
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO Art by EDUARDO RISSO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON On sale JULY 25 • 32 pg, FC, 8 of 9, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS This Philip K. Dick-ian nightmare hurtles toward its tasty conclusion as Orson stops running and turns to look into the abyss that’s been chasing him all along.
Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE On sale JULY 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS THE SECRETS OF THE PLAGUE REVEALED AT LAST!! Dr. Singh arrives in Alaska and uncovers the origins of Gus and the hybrid children and the cause of the plague that decimated the world! This is the issue fans have been waiting for as the mysteries of SWEET TOOTH are revealed and the story amps up to its climax!
Written by MIKE CAREY Art by PETER GROSS Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU On sale JULY 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS In “The Wound,” part 3, Richie the vampire brings on the bad news, and Tom Taylor hits Brisbane – just as detective Didge Patterson’s murder investigation blows up in her face. To get to her prime suspect, she’ll have to walk through guns, thugs, unicorns, and something very, very nasty that Danny discovers in a box.
Written by SELWYN SEYFU HINDS Art by DENYS COWAN and JOHN FLOYD Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA On sale JULY 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS From the blood-soaked sands of the Haitian Revolution to attacks by a desperate vampire clan deep in the bayou to an unimaginable sacrifice that will tear out her heart, Dominique truly comprehends at last what it means to be the Voodoo Queen.