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Upcoming furry comics for June 2013 (Previews and Marvel Previews)

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic garnered two spots on the February top-100 comic sales chart in this month; both issue #3 (which I wasn’t a fan of, but whatever) and the Twilight Sparkle Micro-Series issue (which I also wasn’t a fan of) made 45 and 62, respectively.
Meanwhile, Adventure Time #13 lands at 95, where that series manages to land just about every time!

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #202
Writing and art by Fred Perry
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Peegi creates A.I. model personifications of Reality and Physics, two gals who at first encourage Gina, who is surprised at their appearance but delighted at their support. But when Gina starts to feel herself, they turn into sniggering, trolling hecklers who don’t cut her an inch of slack! Gina quickly decides she’s better off deleting these two helpful A.I. personas, but she can’t find their exact location in her core computer’s memory!”

Archaia Entertainment

Mouse Guard Vol. 3: The Black Axe
Hardcover
Writing and art by David Petersen
Full color, 208 pages, US $24.95, rated E
“The third collected volume in the continuing saga of the Eisner Award winning and critically acclaimed fantasy comic series Mouse Guard, serving as a prequel to the two previous volumes. Set in 1115, this is the story of how the Guardmouse Celanawe’s paw first touched the legendary weapon, the Black Axe. The arrival of distant kin takes Celanawe on an adventure that will carry him across the sea to uncharted waters and lands, all while unraveling the legend of Farrer, the blacksmith who forged the mythic axe. This hardcover collection will include an epilogue, pinups, a 22-page section of maps, guide pages, and cutaways, as well as reprinting the 2010 Free Comic Book Day story as a prologue to the tale.”

Archie Comic Publications

Mega Man #30
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Ben Bates, Patrick Spaz Spaziante and Matt Herms
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99
“When Worlds Collide, part ten of twelve! We enter the final assault as Sonic, Tails, Mega Man and Rush storm the Wily Egg to end the dastardly duo of doctors’ plans! Speaking of duos, what’s that entering Earth’s atmosphere? Can it help Sonic and Mega Man fend off the Mega Man Killers? How about a Chaos Devil? Featuring more new cover art from the legendary Patrick Spaz Spaziante and a special look at the cover process with a super special pencil, ink, color sketch variant!”

Sonic the Hedgehog #250
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Ben Bates, Patrick Spaz Spaziante and Ben Hanzeker
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Celebrate 250 issues of the longest running video game based comic series, Sonic the Hedgehog, with When Worlds Collide part nine of twelve! The final act of the crossover mega-event starts here as Sonic and Mega Man stand united against the Wily Egg – and backing them up are all their heroic friends. Standing against them are the Robot Masters – all of them! Let the battle begin! At a whopping 48 pages, this double-sized issue features a special, digitally remastered re-presentation of the first Sonic the Hedgehog issue! Also featuring a stunning new wrap-around cover by Patrick Spaz Spaziante. Plus, choose your favorite hero with the Team Sonic and Team Mega Man chibi variant covers! Continued in this month’s Mega Man #27.”
crossie’s note: There seems to be a discrepancy between the page count on this issue’s blurb and the listed page count; I’m guessing it’s really 48, but I wrote it down as listed. Also, there is a discrepancy between this blurb’s follow up issue (Mega Man #27) and the listed Mega Man issue (#30). So, good job, Archie Comics!

Sonic Universe #53
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley and Patrick Spaz Spaziante
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99
“When Worlds Collide, part eight of twelve. The hunt for the Robotocized Masters comes to its explosive end! As the gripping second act of the Sonic/Mega Man crossover event comes to a close, Proto Man and the Chaotix make a crucial discovery in the battle to restore both worlds! The tension is fraying the bromance of Drs. Eggman and Wily! Bass and Metal Sonic prepare to lead an army – but an army of what? Featuring new cover art from Sonic/Mega Man art legend Patrick Spaziante, and a special E.F.F. (a.k.a. Evil Friends Forever) variant featuring Dr.’s Eggman and Wily gaming on their EGGSbox! Continued in this month’s Sonic the Hedgehog #250!”

Sonic Saga Volume 3: Eggman Empire
Trade Paperback
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Patrick Spaz Spaziante
“Sonic and Dr. Eggman have dueled for over ten years now, but all the while the heroic Freedom Fighters have enjoyed the safety and comfort of Knothole since its humble beginnings as a village to its prosperous days as a city. All that is about to change, hover, as the mad doctor is ready to step up his game. Eggman Empire is the story of evil triumphing over good and the heroes’ struggle to fight back. As Dr. Eggman unleashes all of his might against our heroes, will they be able to endure? Collects selected stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #170-176.”

Avatar Press

Feral #15
Written by David Lapham, art by Gabriel Andrade
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99, rated MR
“David Lapham’s critically acclaimed reimagining of the werewolf mythology begins a violent new chapter! Rikkard’s influence is widespread across the feral nation and despite Dale Chesnutt’s best efforts to diffuse it, war is coming. Within the ranks of government scientists examining the Feral threat, one man crosses the line for power. With Feral families on his examining table, he seeks the secrets of the curse for his own use. But with secrets revealed comes blood and plenty of it! Available with a regular, Wraparound, Gore and special Slashed Incentive cover by series artist Gabriel Andrade.”

Ferals Volume Two
Trade Paperback
Written by David Lapham, art by Gabriel Andrade
Full color, 160 pages, US $19.99, rated MR
“David Lapham has re-defined the modern werewolf tale in a gripping human drama full of violence, sex and horror with Ferals! Dale Chesnutt’s troubles didn’t end in Cypress. Having survived the FBI massacre of the Feral community, he finds himself recruited to help the Bureau uncover a much bigger conspiracy and eliminate the threat once and for all. Teaming up with a female agent posing as his wife, Chesnutt soon finds that the feral blood in him is changing her and driving them to become part of the cursed town. And when a Viking descendant reveals his intent to grow an army of feral wolves and destroy the people that have hunted his kind for centuries, the werewolf conspiracy is blown wide open. Feral wolves, crazed militia and soldiers collide as the world of the Ferals breaks wide open and into all-out war! The trade collects Ferals issues #7-12 of the ongoing horror series.”

Big Dog Ink

Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #9
Written by Eric M. Esquivel, art by Alisson Borges and Nei Ruffino
Full color, 28 pages, US $3.50
“The excavation at the Emerald City has picked up steam, but Dr. Pipt isn’t sure he can be part of it any longer.”

Serusis #1
Written by Tom Hutcison, art by Owen Gieni
Full color, 28 pages, US $3.50
“Welcome to Serusis. A planet merely thousands of years old, and that has just been taken over by a hostile force. Relitons swarm the planet’s cities and their leader, General Snogard, will not stop until he is in control of the planet and name of Asta is once again feared by the Serusian inhabitants. Big Dog Ink’s first all ages book brings the excitement and adventure of a science fiction story and mixes it with fantasy and art reminiscent of some of the best animated cartoons of the 80s. There is something for everyone as four humans are abducted and called to action to help the Serusians take back their planet!”

Ursa Minor
Trade Paperback
Written by Tom Hutchison, art by Ian Snyder
Full color, 156 pages, US $17.99, rated Mature Themes
“2022. Werewoves are an endangered species. Vampires are mankind’s saviors and one girl with a power she can barely control is determined to return the supernatural balance that nature had intended. Tom Hutchison, creator of Penny for Your Soul and Legend of Oz takes the concepts of lycanthropy and vampires, as well as the dark sides of human beings to new levels. And don’t forget the werebear!”

Boom! Studios

Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #10
Written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, art by Damina Couceiro
Full color, full color, US $3.99
“Post-cataclysm cleanup is turning out to be just as dangerous as the calamity itself, as Doctor Zaius struggles to keep a fractured society together. Ape must not harm ape, but soon there may be no choice …”

Six-Gun Gorilla #1 (of 6)
Written by Simon Spurrier, art by Jeff Stokely
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Welcome to the Blister – a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly-contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there. Written by Simon Spurrier (Marvel’s X-Men Legacy, Crossed Wish You Were Here), drawn by hot new talent Jeff Stokely (Fraggle Rock, The Reason for Dragons) and featuring a cover by Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon Perez (A Tale of Sand, Wolverine & the X-Men), Six-Gun Gorilla is a pulpy mash-up of Western weirdness and lo-fi science fiction unlike anything else on the stands! Ask your retailer about the variant cover by James Harren (B.P.R.D.).”

Dark Horse

Abe Sapien #3
Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, art by Dave Stewart and Sebastian Fiumara
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.50, on sale Jun 5
“A town cut from the world by rampaging monsters must decide if the strange fish-man in their midst signals salvation, or the end of days.”

DC

Animal Man #21
Written by Jeff Lemire, art by Steve Pugh, Francis Portela and Jae Lee
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, on sale Jun 19, rated T+
“Splinter Species begins here as Buddy’s grief and increasing celebrity threaten to tear him apart. Plus, a major new antagonist is revealed!”

Looney Tunes #213
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Robert Pope and John McRae
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, on sale Jun 5, rated E
“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Sylverster’s not a dog, he’s a cat. And he’s not old, he’s young – at least, young at heart! When Clarence offers his services as a business training consultant, will Sylvester come out ahead? Or without his head?”

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #34
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Scott Gross
Full color, US $2.99, on sale Jun 5, rated E
“When an alien abducts an important public figure and the Mystery Machine, it’s up to Scooby and the gang to crack the case and get their wheels back!”

Superboy #21
Written by Justin Jordan, art by R.B. Silva, Rob Lean and Ken Lashley
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, on sale Jun 12, rated T
“Krypto comes to the rescue as Superboy is on the trail of Dr. Psycho and the new, mysterious H.I.V.E. that has infested Metropolis.”

Threshold #6
Written by Keith Giffen, art by Tom Raney, Phil Winslade, Timothy Green II, Joseph Silver and Howard Porter
Full color, 40 pages, US $3.99, on sale Jun 12, rated T
“As their status as fugitives spreads throughout the universe, The Hunted head toward a confrontation with The Shepard and his flock of Sun-Eaters! And in the backup story, Star Hawkins is assigned to find the so-called Legend – the first-ever Hunted contestant, who most folks believe is still out there … somewhere."

Drawn and Quarterly

Animals with Sharpies
Hardcover
Writing and art by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber
Full color, 64 pages, US $16.95, rated Mature Themes
“Animals with Sharpies is a collection of paintings with hand-lettered texts. In each painting, Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber have depicted an animal holding a sharpie, ostensibly writing a message. These messages are varied in nature: they are political and religious tracts, confessions, recipes, arithmetic problems and more. Above all, these paintings are funny, but they are also startlingly poignant and jarring for the humanness of the suffering an longing depicted in these animals’ simple words.”

Dynamite Entertainment

Damsels: Mermaids #2
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99, on sale Jun 26
Written by Matt Sturges, art by Jean-Paul Deshong and Paul Renaud
“The Little Mermaid searches the seas for an artifact to destroy the oppressive Atlantean empire, but can she trust the shady pirate captain she’s hired – the handsome prince who’s swept her off her feet – or even her own feelings? All this, plus fierce sea battles and malevolent swamp monsters!”

Grimm #2
Written by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf, Marc Gaffen and Kyle McVey, art by Jose Malga and Lucio Parrillo
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99, on sale Jun 5, rated T+
“The creators of the Grmm TV series expand its mythology in continuity! Nick, Hank and Monroe travel to Europe to help Nick’s mother, Kelly, complete a mysterious task, discovering family secrets best kept buried. Meanwhile, a Big Bad hunts them from the shadows, a menacing presence with a scar cleaving its left eye …”

Damsels Vol. 1
Trade Paperback
Written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, art by Aneke and J. Scott Campbell
Full color, 180 pages, US $24.99, on sale Jun 26
“Once upon a time, the princess of classic fairytales banded together to save their kingdom from war! Rapa, a redheaded girl with a fiery spirit and lost memories, discovers a conspiracy that threatens the peace among all the mythical creatures in the land. Joined by the Little Mermaid, the Frog Prince and Red Riding Hood, Rapa journeys through legendary realms to foil the scheme! Who has stolen the identities of Rapunzel, Belle and Talia, the beloved heroines and plots to destroy the Faerie races?”

IDW

KISS Solos #4 (of 4): The Catman
Written by Tom Waltz, art by Roberto Castro and Angel Medina
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Can’t Stop the Rain – the final Kiss Solo issue turns the spotlight on the Catman. In this new twist on the beauty and the beast mythos, a malevolent would-be demi-god plans the bloody sacrifice of a beautiful virgin female to the dark forces of the universe in the hopes of increasing his own powers, and it’s up to the Catman to stop the sinister ceremony and save the girl! Written by Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and illustrated by Roberto Castro (JSA, New Exiles).

My Little Pony “Color Me” Treasury Edition-Spotlight
Written by Katie Cook, art by Andy Price
Black and white, 72 pages, US $9.99
“A special oversized edition of the all-ages smash sensation! This collection includes the entire first issue of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in black and white, to best showcase Andy Price’s amazing inks! This treasury edition also contains all FORTY-EIGHT original covers created for the first four issues of My Little Pony! It’s a celebration of pony!”

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #8
Written by Heather Nuhfer, art by Amy Mebberson and Stephanie Buscema
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“The awesome ending to My Little Pony’s epic 2nd story arc! The Nightmare forces of the moon descend down on Ponyville! Princess Celestia will try her best to stop the dark forces, but she may be overwhelmed! It’ll be up to our favorite ponies to stop the new Nightmare Moon!”

My Little Pony: Micro-Series #5 (of 6): Pinkie Pie
Written by Ted Anderson, art by Ben Bates and Amy Mebberson
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“When the famous clown Ponyacci comes to Ponyville, Pinkie Pie learns a startling secret about him that could ruin his career! Determined to save the master of mirth, Pinkie Pie sets out to prove the value of laughter. The show must go on.”
crossie’s note: I still say it sounds like pony It to me.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #23
Written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, art by Mateus Santolouco, Dan Duncan, Andy Kuhn, Ben Bates, Ross Campbell and Kevin Eastman
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“City Fall part 2: Desperate times call for desperate measures as unexpected alliances take shape. Will the Turtles be able to find the Foot Clan’s HQ in time to stop the next phase of Shredder’s heinous plan? Plus, the return of the witch Kitsune! What ancient evil will she unleash? One Turtle is about to find out!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Microseries #3 (of 4): Old Hob
Written by Jason Ciaramella, art by Dave Wachter and Tyler Walpole
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Old Hob has made a lot of enemies since his ooze-induced transformation. His once comfortable life as a lazy cat was abruptly stripped away from him, forcing Hob to learn how to survive, the hard way! After Baxter’s deadly betrayal, Hob’s through being a lackey. Now he’s ready to branch out and start calling the shots!”

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #2
Written by Mairghread Scott and Mike Johnson, art by Agustin Padilla and Ken Christiansen
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“The World Below! Deep beneath the surface of Cybertron, the last vestiges of life struggles to survive. Their only protectors: Grimlock and his loyal DinoBots – who find themselves at the center of a dark mystery!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan
Trade Paperback
Written by Mateus Santolouco and Erik Burnham, art by Mateus Santolouco
Full color, 104 pages, US $17.99
“Demons, ninjas and hostile takeovers – what more can you want from a TMNT comic? Secret History of the Foot Clan collects the thrilling mini-series and reveals a story never told before about the original founder of the Foot. Join the Turtles as they get a history lesson that they will never forget!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Autobiography
Hardcover
Writing and art by Kevin Eastman
Full color, 296 pages, US $49.99
“TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman guides you through a dazzlingly in-depth look at the creation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. From the modest beginnings to the merchandising, pop culture juggernaut, this collection of concept art, comics pages and insider-behind-the-scenes notes has been sold out and hard to find for years. But now it’s back in print for a new generation of fans to enjoy.”

Image Comics

Elephantmen #49
Written by Richard Starkings, art by Axel Medellin and Boo Cook
Full color, 40 pages, US $3.99, on sale Jun 19, rated M
“Sleeping Partners conclusion. The finale of Sleeping Partners: the Elephantmen attack Mars!”

Mice Templar IV: Legend #3
Written by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming, art by Victor Santos and Michael Avon Oeming
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, on sale Jun 5, rated T
“The Storytellers. Karic returns to where his saga began, within the cavern of the Fish gods, where the young hero of prophecy and destiny demands an answer regarding his fate. Meanwhile, his old friend Leito, who believes Karic died as a youth, discovers unexpected love in the town of Bluth. Yet the insidious manipulator Pilot the Tall weaves tales of deception and may doom the one-armed storyteller forever. And the growing Legend of Karic reveals an insidious darkness within those who follow his cause!”

Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under! #5 (of 5)
Written by Todd Dezago, art by Craig Rousseau and Eric Henson
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.50, on sale Jun 5, rated E
“The Australian Adventure conclusion. The incredible finale! It all comes crashing together here! The stunning conclusion that just wrecks th place! We’ve been building to this climax for 5 issues and you WON’T be disappointed! Also, look at those freakin’ variant covers!!! Plus, a startling epilogue that you won’t be forgetting anytime soon! Be there!”

Hack/Slash, Vol. 13: Final
Trade Paperback
Written by Tim Seeley, art by Elena Casagrande and Jenny Frison
Full color, 160 pages, US $18.99, on sale Jun 26, rated T+
“The acclaimed series comes to an end as the machinations of the slasher-breeding Black Lamp Society drag Cassie and Vlad into an ultimate bloody confrontation!”

KaBoom!

Adventure Time #17
Written by Ryan North, art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“It’s a new totally math adventure for Finn and Jake, everyone’s favorite boy and his dog! And this time, we mean that … literally? Get in on what many critics called one of the best series of 2012!”

Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake #6 (of 6)
Writing and art by Natasha Allegri
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“The final issue of the critically acclaimed series! Fionna and Cake have uncovered the flame boy’s secret … and it’s a royal surprise! Don’t miss the series critics are calling charming and one of the best of 2013! Written and drawn by Natasha Allegri, the creator of fan-favorite characters Fionna and Cake.”

Garfield #14
Written by Mark Evanier, art by Andy Hirsch and Courtney Bernard
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“As fun as lounging on the beach and catching rays can be, an all-new issue of Garfield will mak your summer vacation even better. This month we welcome guest artist Courtney Bernard to our jamboree, and her back-up story will rock your world!”

Herobear and the Kid Special #1
Writing and art by Mike Kunkel
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“It’s Picture Day at Tyler’s school, and naturally he’s forgotten! But before Tyler can pick his good side, he has to sneak out of class with his best friend Herobear to stop an attack on the Simpleton Bridge from the mysterious Von Klon and his Sub-of-Doom! … and he better not lose his hall-pass in the process. Don’t miss as creator Mike Kunkel relaunches his Eisner award-winning creation at KaBoom! with a brand new original adventure!”

Peanuts #7
Written by Charles M. Schulz
“Charles Schulz’s beloved creations are once again brought to life in wonderful all-new Peanuts adventures alongside Schulz’s original Sunday Strips! New and old fans alike should be sure to check out this ongoing series of stories featuring the lovable Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang!”

Regular Show #3
Written by K.C. Green, art by Allison Strejlau
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Don’t miss a single issue of the most anticipated all-ages comic of 2013! Mordecai and Rigby are just real like that, but something’s about to enter their life that will change it forever … Written by acclaimed cartoonist K.C. Green (Gunshow) and incentive covers pretty enough to hand in your rec room!”

Adventure Time Vol. 3
Trade Paperback
Written by Ryan North, art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Full color, 128 pages, US $14.99
“What time is it? Adventure Time! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures in the Land of Ooo. The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! Experience the algebraic adventures with your favorite characters like Marceline the Vampire Queen, Lumpy Space Princess, Ice King, Peppermint Butter and so many more. Not only does this graphic novel collect the out-of-control, adventure-packed third story arc, it also includes the unforgettable Choose Your Own Adventure story. The biggest all-ages hit in the comic book industry in 2012, Adventure Time has received unmatched critical acclaim and commercial success!”

Kettledrummer Books/Diablo Ediciones

Meow Meow
Hardcover
Writing and art by Jose Fonollosa
Partial color, 128 pages, US $20. 95
“Well suited for both cat-lovers and fans of comic strips, this follow up to Meow explores the limitless number of untapped observations yet to be made about felines. The compilation of short strips offers humorous observations about cats and their relationships with their owners.”

Marvel

A+X #9
Written by Gerry Duggan and Adam Warren, art by Salvador Larroca and Adam Warren
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“Spider-Woman and Kitty Pryde (with Lockheed in tow, of course) investigate some unfinished alien business! Adam Warren returns to Marvel with an amazing short story so chock full of awesome that we can’t even attempt to sum it up in one sentence!”

Avengers Arena #10
Written by Dennis Hopeless, art by Riccardo Burchielli and Dave Johnson
32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+
“It’s huge moments for your favorite characters in part 3 of Game On. Nico’s valiant stand … against Sentinel?”

Avengers Arena #11
Written by Dennis Hopeless, art by Riccardo Burchielli and Michael Del Mundo
32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+
“Hazmat’s new romance … with Reptil? Featuring the debut of guest artist Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ)!”

Guardians of the Galaxy #4
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Sara PIchelli
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“The biggest surprise hit of the year continues as critically acclaimed artist Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Spider-Man) climbs aboard! Gamora is one of the galaxy’s greatest warriors … with a deadly secret that could bring down the entire team.”

Journey into Mystery #653
Written by Kathryn Immonen, art by Valerio Schiti and Jeff Dekal
32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+
“After the devastation of last issue, death and destiny come crashing down in deep space. Can the burly Beta Ray Bill and the scorching Sif deny their fiery past? Do they want to?”

Wolverine & the X-Men #31
Written by Jason Aaron, art by Nick Bradshaw
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“Welcome to the Hellfire Academy, there’s little chance you’ll survive the experience. The most villainous school you’ve ever seen has its grand opening. With teachers like Mystique, Sauron, Mojo, Wendigo and Master Pandemonium there’s no limit to the terrible things you’ll learn. Can Wolverine and the X-Men find the school before their kidnapped students are turned into villains?”

Wolverine & the X-Men #32
Written by Jason Aaron, art by Nick Bradshaw
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“Wolverine has plans for the Bamfs … Meet the new Hellions!”

Papercutz

Ariol Volume 2: Thunder Horse
Trade Paperback
Written by Emmanuel Guibert, art by Marc Boutavant
Full color, 124 pages, US $12.99
“Ariol knows he’s just like his hero in every way: brave, er … handsome and … um … tall? Well, maybe Ariol has a ways to go, but that’s not going to stop him from doing everything he can to grow up and become just like the guardian of the stars! With charming artwork and hilarious vignettes, Ariol is the right series for anyone who ever started off life as a kid!”

Th3rd World Studios

The Stuff of Legend Volume 4: The Toy Collector
Trade Paperback
Written by Brian Smith and Mike Raicht, art by Charles Paul Wilson
Full color, 124 pages, US $16.95
“Maxwell the Bear has taken it upon himself to find a weapon capable of defeating the Boogeymen forever. Meanwhile, the Boogeyman continues to manipulate all the players in his grand scheme as he attempts to construct an army filled with soldiers who may well be indestructible!”

Titan Comics

A1 #3
Written by David Elliot and W.H. Rauf, art by Sami Basri
Full color, 36 pages, US $3.99
“Three stories continue in this newest issue. In Weirding Willows, Frankenstein’s Monster is in the Weir and the angry mob greeting him with pitchforks and flaming torches are Mice, Weasels and Rabbits. From World War 2 to Iraq, you’ll always find Blazing Glory in the thick of it. But after 60 years of combat he’s starting to question what he’s doing and why in Odyssey. In Carpe Diem: Arcade Fire, an extremely out-of-shape video game freak assembles his own army of gamers and plans a hit on a well-loved politician. The reason? Said politician made a really disparaging comment on the nutfreak’s favorite game!”

United Plankton Pictures

SpongeBob Comics #21
Written by Vincent DePorter, art by Jacob Chabot
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99
“This issue features a stunning back cover comic painted by legendary MADman Al Jaffee! And inside: The mighty King Neptune has stolen the Krusty Krab and brought it to his legendary palace. Can the combined idiocy of Squidward, Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob wrest it from Neptune’s godly grasp? Find out in The Krusty Nabbed! Next, Sandy is appalled by the horrible inaccuracies rampant in Bikini Bottom’s Museum of Land Creatures … but wait until she finds out what they say about squirrels! The fur is flying in Landquarium. Also, Squidward learns the pleasures and pitfalls of earplugs, Gary meets his dream snail and Plankton paints a portrait of his darling wife! Plus a fill-in comic and SpongeFunnnies by Kochalka!”

SpongeBob Comics Annual Size Super-Giant Swimtacular
Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Derek Drymon and Jacob Chabot
Full color, 48 pages, US $4.99
“Roll out the red cape! The SpongeBob Comics Swimtacular celebrates the submarine superheroics of SpongeBob’s idols, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, in forty-eight all-new pages! First, bear witness to a reunion of Mermaid Man’s Golden Age team, the Aquatic Adventurers, in a story we could only call Lo, There Shall Be a Catered Event, featuring funky flashbacks by Jerry Ordway (Superman)! Then , SpongeBob and Patrick’s game of superheroes goes from silly to sillier when they encounter the quiet-loving super-fiend known only as Mendu! Who could this green, big-nosed, tentacled villain possibly be? Next, legendary Silver Age artist Ramona Fradon (Metamorpho) returns to SpongeBob Comics to draw the never-before-seen Mermaid Man classic Sidekick Blues, featuring the sinister Controlling Conch and the rarely sighted Edwardian Age Mermaid Man. All this plus a tour of the Mermalair, Plankton and Gary’s brief super-careers, spoofs of classic comic book ads and a double-page spread depicting every Bikini Bottom superhero and villain!”

Vertigo

Fables #130
Written by Bill Willingham, art by Barry Kitson and Joao Ruas
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, on sale Jun 19, rated Mature Readers
“Don’t miss this issue featuring gorgeous guest art by Barry Kitson (Fairest, Spider-Man)! In a special stand-alone tale for the month of June, here comes June Bug, the fan-favorite Fable whose parents are Rodney and June, the Adversary’s wooden soldiers that became human.”

Fairest #16
Written by Sean Williams, art by Stephen Sadowski, Phil Jimenez and Adam Hughes
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, on sale Jun 5, rated Mature Readers
“In part 2 of The Return of the Maharaja, Nalayani and the Maharaja set out to rid the land of the vicious dhole as her village’s resources dwindle. As the Maharaja continues his advances toward the most beautiful woman in the land, the virtuous Nalayani risks his wrath, and the safety of her village, if she rejects him.”

The Unwritten #50
Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross, Mark Buckingham and Yuko Shimizu
Full color, 48 pages, US $4.99, on sale Jun 26, rated Mature Readers
“An extra-sized issue celebrating fifty issues of The Unwritten and the start of The Unwritten Fables, a 5-issue storyline that drags Tom Taylor into the heart of a world he never made from the pages of Vertigo’s hit series Fables. The mundane realm of humanity and the fairy-tale homelands have fallen to a terrible foe. In desperation, the witches of Fabletown gather to summon the greatest mage the worlds have ever seen. And are they in for an unpleasant surprise …”

Zenesope Entertainment

Werewolves: The Hunger
Written by Mark L. Miller
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“As a ferocious werewolf cleaves its way through the city, the time-lost monster hunter Roman must track the wolf to his quarry … a young girl named Charlotte who has suffered a bite from the wolf. What he doesn’t know is that a secret government facility has taken Charlotte into custody, intent on finding out what makers her tick. Don’t miss the new landmark horror series from Zenescope and Mark L. Miller of Jungle Book!”

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I love how IDW are printing whole anthologies of MLP covers now. Wonder how that'll factor into the resale value for those who bought up all X copies?

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Really? You think that's a new thing IDW just started up?

Green Reaper, you poor, naïve waif ...

(Also, should we, uh, de-link the comic book review that isn't published yet?)

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You know, I was wondering why I had that review page up! Problem solved, though.

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