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

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During March, furry comics that took spots in the Previews best-sellers list include:

Amp! Comics for Kids

Pearls Before Swine: Beginning Pearls
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Stephan Pastis
224 pages, black and white, US $9.99
“Now younger readers can enjoy the wit and outlandish puns in the world of Pears Before Swine! Fans of Pearls Before Swine know that, in addition to being hilarious, it can be outrageous and even controversial. Death, marriage, more death – is this a comic for kids? By focusing on strips that feature death but not fatalism, strips that are about friendship but not adult relationships and strips that avoid some pop-culture references and purely adult concerns, this collection shows that, yes, this comic is for kids! Since the earliest fairy tales first introduced wickedly self-obsessed stepmothers, children’s literature has provided a safe way for young readers to experience less-than-rosy thoughts and feelings. Pears Before Swine’s memorable characters are in fine company and are on target. Besides, they’re downright funny – and that’s something all ages can appreciate!”

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #203
Art and writing by Fred Perry
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Under the influence of Portia’s Ooshoosh pheromones, Nez decides to leave for Ooshoosh island to get hitched! Gina catches wind of Portia’s man-jacking and pursues. Unfortunately, the island borderlands are right in the middle of a zilla migration season, so Gina has to sneak her way past a heard of giant monsters and avoid their predators before Nez can say I do!”

Ape Entertainment

Penguins of Madagascar Volume 3 #1
Written by David Server and Jackson Lanzing, art by Antonio Campos
24 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Everyone’s favorite ornithological operatives are back! When the Penguins send Private out on an important mission for the key ingredient for an upcoming caper, he disappears! Frantic to find their feathered friend, they launch a search party, only to discover Private has gone native with the humans! He has his own apartment! And a dog! And is best friends with his mailman, Carl! How long has he been gone for again? High time to convince Private that being a human being isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!”

Archaia Entertainment

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #2
Art and writing by David Petersen, Christian Slad, Rick Geary and Jemma Salume
24 pages, full color, US $3.50, rated E
“The second storytelling competition at the June Alley Inn is in full swing as three mouse tales are written and illustrated by the talented Christian Slade (Korgi), Rick Geary (The Adventures of Blanche) and Jemma Salume (Unicorn Life Cycle). Yarns are spun about lost love at sea, a mouse that goes over a waterfall and a ghost owl, all to try and clear the bar tabs of the mice who tell them. With tavern scenes and a cover by series creator David Petersen.”

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller
Trade Paperback
Written by Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, art by Dennis Calero, Ronan Cliquet, Patrick Scherberger and Mike Maihack
120 pages, full color, US $14.95, rated E
“Now in softcover! Archaia Entertainment and The Jim Henson company are proud to present all-new tales of fantastic wonder and extraordinary myth, as told from the tongue of The Storyteller and his loyal canine companion! Wintness worded wonderment from a cavalcade of crafty creators! Plus: A never before seen story adapted from a screenplay by The Storyteller’s original author, Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella!”

Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 4
Hardcover
Art and writing by Thomas Siddell
336 pages, full color, US $26.95, rated E
“In the fourth volume of this critically acclaimed webcomic series, Annie and Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their school, Gunnerkrigg Court, while relationships grow and the boundaries of reality are blurred. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that tings in the forest are no quite what they seem!”

Archie Comic Publications

Sonic the Hedgehot #251
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Ben Bates, Patrick Spaz Spaziante and Ben Hunzeker
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
“The biggest crossover even of 2013 ends here with the stunning conclusion to Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide (part twelve of twelve)! After an intense battle, Sonic and Mega Man are at the mercy of Drs. Eggman and Wily and to make maters worse, the evil doctors have set the final plan stage of their plan in motion: to use the power of the Chaos Emeralds to become unstoppable demi-gods of destruction! But look out bad dudes, our true blue heroes have a plan, too – and it’s super! The history-making crossover event crashes to a close in the final chapter you can’t miss! Featuring new cover art from Sonic and Mega Man art legend Patrick Spaz Spaziante and an all-new Evil Friends Forever variant by superstar artist Ben Bates!”

Sonic Universe #54
Writen by Ian Flynn, art by Ben Bates, Patrick Spaz Spaziante and Matt Herms
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
“Sonic and Mega Man fight for their lives in When Worlds Collide part eleven of twelve! The evil doctors Eggman and Wily have completed their ultimate battle-weapon: The Egg-Wily Machine X-Powered by the Chaos Emeralds, it is the most powerful battle machine ever constructed! As our heroes do battle, Metal Sonic and Bass join the fray! Will the combined might of the Wily/Eggman arsenal be too much for Sonic and Mega Man to handle? Featuring a zone-shattering new cover from Patrick Spaz Spaziante and a special behind the scenes Pencil Ink Color variant! Concluded in this month’s Sonic the Hedgehog #251!”

Sonic the Hedgehog Archives Volume 21
Trade Paperback
Art by Patrick Spaz Spaziante
“Archie’s bestselling Sonic Archives graphic novel series continues! There’s thunder, rain and lightning! There’s danger and water rising! Clamor, sirens wailing – it can only mean one thing: Chaos has been unleased! Dr. Eggman has found the Ancient Onyx and the watery God of Destruction within. It’s up to Sonic to save us all! This volume contains all the heart-pumping action as Angel Island drops from the sky, Sonic and his friends discover a long-lost world, and Amy Rose makes a decision that will change her life forever! Collects Sonic the Hedgehog #79-82.”

Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Villains
Hardcover
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Patrick Spaz Spaziante, Ben Bates and Dave Devries
“Sonic’s ultimate hardcover comic collection is back with Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Villains! This deluxe new installment to the smash-hit Best of Sonic series celebrates twenty years of comics, specials and mini-series with the baddest baddies the Sonic comics have to offer! Heroes are only as good as their villains, and Sonic’s world hosts some of the most fearsome and loathsome characters you love to hate! Root for the bad guy (just this once) in this Best of Villains collection featuring Dr. Eggman, Ixis Naugus, the Babylon Rogues and many more in a must-have for any Sonic fan!”

Avatar Press

Ferals #16
Written by David Lapham, art by Gabriel Andrade
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated MR
“The Feral threat is buried deep in the DNA of the citizens of the United States. As the Feral call to war is enacted, beasts from all walks of life begin to give in to the violent uges within them. And the President is about to find out just how deep the animal bloodline runs when the Ferals paint the White House blood red. David Lapham has created a modern horror masterpiece with Ferals. It takes the vicious ferocity of the werewolf and seamlessly melds it with a Hollywood worthy cast and story. Available with a Regular, Wraparound, Gore and special Slashed incentive cover by series artist Gabrial Andrade.”

Skin Trade #1
Written by George RR Martin and Daniel Abraham, art by Mike Wolfer
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated MR
“George RR Martin returns to the comics with Skin Trade, the World Fantasy Award winning story that combines Martin’s unique creative voice into a powerful vision of horror! Private investigator Randi Wade sees the ravaged remains of innocent victims that have been savagely murdered and skinned. As the mysterious secrets of the Blackstone Manor begin to be uncovered, she gets ever closer to the monstrous truth … werewolves are real! George RR Martin combines his unmatched creative vision with the visceral illustrations of horror master Mike Wolfer to create something intensely unsettling. The first chapeter of a new horror masterpiece is unveiled with Regular, Wraparound, Grisly and Skinned retailer incentive covers by series artist Mike Wolfer.”

Big Dog Ink

Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #10
Written by Eric M. Esqivel, art by Alisson Borge and Nei Ruffino
28 pages, full color, US $3.50
“The search for Ozma begins, but the first stop along the way may create more questions than answers.”

Serusis #2
Written by Tom Hutchinson, art by Owen Gieni
28 pages, full color, US $3.50
“Planet Serusis is under the control of the Reliton army and its ruthless leader, Snogard. In an attempt to save their world, two Serusians kidnap a group of humans in the hopes they they will be able to access the secrets of the creators of Serusis itself. Four humans versus the Reliton army? Good luck with that.”

Boom! Studios

Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #11
Written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, art by Damian Couceiro
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“A mysterious human woman may hold a clue to what danger has been awakened beneath the planet of the apes! But will she survive long enough with both apes and humans on her tail?”

Planet of the Apes: Spectacular #1
Written by Daryl Gregory, art by Diego Barreto
32 pages, full color, US $4.99
“With time quickly running out, Alaya faces execution for her crimes against apekind, while Sully begins to realize that the enemy of her enemy is not necessarily a friend either … It’s Apes vs. Apes. vs. Humans, as Daryl Gregory’s epic continues in the Planet of the Apes Spectacular!”

Six-Gun Gorilla #2 (of 6)
Written by Simon Spurrier, art by Jeff Stokely
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Lost in the psychedelic warzone of the Blister, Blue is saved by a mysterious, otherworldly creature – 6GG, a genetically modified silverback gorilla with two enormous six-shooters. Now, with the Rebel WarParty, pedal-bike bandits and Blue’s own army (the BXF) on their trail, the odd couple must make their way through the wilderness of this strange land on a quest of steel, blood and thunder. Written by Simon Spurrier (Marvel’s X-Men Legacy, Extermination) and drawn by hot new talent Jeff Stokely, Six-Gun Gorilla is a pulpy mash-up of Western weirdness and lo-fi science fiction unlike anything else on the stands!”

Dark Horse

Abe Sapien #4
Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, art by Max Fiumara and Dave Stewart
32 pages, full color, US $3.50, on sale Jul 3
“While on the run from the Bureau, Abe makes his way to the Salton Sea, where he encounters a bizarre egg-worshipping cult.”

Akaneiro #3 (of 3)
Written by Justin Aclin, art by Vasilis Lolos, Michael Atiyeh and Shu Yan
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, on sale Jul 31
“Kani, a brave but inexperienced young huntress, uncovers a cunning plot by the demonic yokai, forcing her to make a decision that will shape her destiny – and that of her entire world!”

Gamma
Written by Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas, art by Ulises Farinas
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, on sale Jul 24
“Dusty Keztchemal is a pathetic coward. He failed the entire planet, and now, the only way he can make a living is by getting punched in the face for money. But when a beautiful stranger wanders into his saloon looking for help, Dusty thinks he can conjure up the man he once was – the greatest monster trainer in the world!”

Drawn & Quarterly

Moomin and the Comet
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Tove Jansson
48 pages, full color, US $9.95
“Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof by kid-friendly size, price, and format. It’s getting hotter and hotter in Moominvalley, and all the creatures have taken note of the troubling weather. After a mysterious cloud appears in the sky one day, an exodus begins. The Hattifatteners, the Nibling, Mrs. Fillyjonk (and all her children) and even Mymble pack up to leave the valley. When they realize the mysterious cloud is a comet headed straight for Moomin house, Moomin, Little My and Snorkmaiden decide to depart their home too. Between a a tidal wave and a comet-struck Moomin, the end does seem nigh, but the day may yet be saved!”

Moomin and the Sea
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Tove Jansson
48 pages, full color, US $9.95
“Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price and format. Moominpappa has committed to writing a Great Novel About the Sea, and so the whole family moves to a desolate island where Moominpappa becomes the lighthouse keeper. It soon becomes apparent that there are a few problems with the island; it’s haunted, there’s nowhere to enjoy a good cup of tea and the rat family living in the transistor radio has strictly forbidden the Moomins from using the radio until the children have all grown up and moved out. Determined, the Moomins set about planting a rose garden, painting the beacon cheery colors and finding other ways to make the lonely place their own. In the end though, is a bleak lighthouse any place for a Moomin?”

Moomin: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip Volume 8
Hardcover
Art and writing by Lars Jansson
112 pages, black and white, US $19.95
“Lars Jansson returns with the eighth volume of the classic Moomin hardcover comic series, and the whole gang is back in action. Sniff is causing trouble with another of his get-rich-quick schemes, Moominmaiden falls in love the inspector’s bad boy nephew, and Moominmamma is offering up plum cake to whosoever should need it. As always, the experiences of the Moomin family are poignant, melancholy and strangely wise, with just a dash of drolly funny and a pinch of slapstick. Without a doubt, Lars Jansson’s Moomin Volume Eight is a treat for the whole family.”

Dynamite Entertainment

Damsels: Mermaids #3
Written by Matt Sturges, art by Jean-Paul Deshong and Paul Renaud
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, on sale Jul 10
“The Little Mermaid arrives at the Center of the Ocean, only to find the Great Whorl as huge and terrifying as legend has it. But when the Little Mermaid dives to retrieve the mysterious Axis Mundi, she discovers something else that wants it even more. Warning: May contain romance, mutiny and giant squid!”

Grimm #3
Written by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf, Marc Gaffen and Kyle McVey, art by Jose Malaga and Lucio Parrillo
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, on sale Jul 10
“Nick, Hank and Monroe quest to destroy the Coins of Zakynthos, but are caught in the middle of a centuries-long Wesen war. Surrounded by players with unclear agendas, the gang forges a reluctant alliance as Kelly makes an escape from her captors!”

DC

Animal Man #22
Written by Jeff Lemire, art by Steve Pugh, Francis Portella and Jae Lee
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated T+, on sale Jul 17
“Animal Man is suddenly the most famous hero in the world, which is not helping matters in the Baker household – or stopping the horrifying debut of The Splinterfolk!”

Animal Man Annual #2
Written by Jeff Lemire, art by Travel Foreman
48 pages, full color, US $4.99, rated T+, on sale Jul 31

Larfleeze #2
Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, art by Scott Kolins and Howard Porter
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated T, on sale Jul 24
“Larfleeze faces the celestial being known as the Laord of the Hunt! Will our Orange Lantern end up stuffed on the wall of a cosmic lodge as a trophy?”

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #35
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Fabio Laguna
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Jul 3
“What happens when the Mystery Inc. gang visits a Civil War battlefield? Would you believe the ghost of General Drywall Beauregard comes back, looking for revenge? Or maybe it’s a fortune in long-lost gold that lured him in!”

Threshold #7
Written by Keith Giffen, art by Tom Raney, Phil Winslade, Timothy Green II, Joseph Silver and Howard Porter
40 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T, on sale Jul 10
“When the Hunted fight back against their persecutors, a connection between Blue Beetle and Apokolips sparks a riot! And don’t miss the start of a new backup tale spotlighting Star Hawkins!”

Hermes Press

Scratch 9: Cat Tails #1
Written by Rob M. Worley, art by Shannon Eric Denton and Armand Villavert
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“A Free Comic Book Day promoted title! The world’s greatest superhero cat returns with all new solo stories for each of his nine lives, collected into two books, starting with this issue! This all ages title features Scratch, a curious cat who gets lost and must summon his nine lives to aid him in rescuing pets from the C.R.U.E.L. Corporation. Featured in Cat Tails #1 are four all-new adventures: the Pharaoh’s cat battles a demon! The sabre-tooth tiger battles the elements! The fortunate French feline battles bad luck! And the cat from the far-distant future blows your mind! All-new, all-cat comics for all-ages!”

Tails Volume 2
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Ethan Young
160 pages, black and white, US $15.99
“Picking up after a breakup of epic proportions, Ethan aims for a fresh start and is determined to make his comic career flourish. But when his old rival debuts a best selling graphic novel, Ethan becomes consumed with anger and jealousy. Everything from his love life to his living situation is thrown into turmoil. Not to mention, Ethan is still talking to Crusader Cat, his cartoon creation.”

IDW

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #9
Written by Katie Cook, art by Andy Price and Tony Fleecs
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Everypony’s got a story to tell in this new arc by fan-favorites Katie Cook and Andy Price! The citizens of Ponyville take center stage as an ordinary morning for Big Macintosh quickly turns into an unexpected adventure! Filled with tons of colorful characters and side stories, this issue will put Big Macintosh’s typical bashfulness to the test!”

My Little Pony: Micro-Series #6 (of 6): Applejack
Written by Bobby Curnow, art by Brenda Hickley and Amy Mebberson
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“It’s almost Hearth’s Warming Eve, and the Apple family is busy at work preparing an array of tasty apple treats for all of Ponyville. But when a mysterious creature starts ruining their crop, Applejack sets out to find out who’s behind this tomfoolery! Who, or what, is the Sass Squash??”
crossie’s note: I still say it sounds like pony … actually, I got nothing this time. Applejack is best pony!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #24
Written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, art by Mateus Santolouco and Kevin Eastman
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“City Fall part 3: With the hunt on for Leonardo, the remaining Turtles take whatever help they can get … but can they trust a truce with Old Hob?! A startling climax will change the Turtles forever!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #1
Written by Kenny Byerly, art by Dario Brizuela
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Spinning straight out of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon comes an all-new, all-ages book perfect for fans both old and new! When things take a dangerous turn on a covert mission, the Turtles will have to use their super-ninja skills as well as some moderately-super gadgets to help save their friend from big trouble.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Micro-Series #4
Written by Brian Lynch, art by Ross Campbell and Tyler Walpole
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Alopex, the first mutant of the Foot Clan, has quickly become one of Shredder’s most useful agents. However, when she sets out to learn more about her past, she discovers a devastating truth that could have her questioning everything she knows about the Foot Clan!”

Transformers: Monstrosity #2 (of 4)
Written by Chris Metzen and Flint Dille, art by Livio Ramondelli
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Megatron – defeated? Never! The Decepticon leader battles through Sharkticon hordes, while on Cybertron, Optimus Prime struggles to unite his people – and Grimlock and his rogue Dinobots go on a rampage!”

Transfomers Prime: Beast Hunters #3
Written by Mike Johnson and Mairghread Scott, art by Agustin Padilla and Ken Christiansen
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The Beast Within! After the Fall of Cybertron, Grimlock and his Dinobot allies are tasked with protecting the last remaining Cybertronians from the dangers of the demolished planet. But as time passes, Grimlock grows more and more uneasy with the rage and power that he’s forced to hold back. Can the Autobot leader learn to control his power or will the beast take over?”

My Little Pony: Digest-Size, Vol. 1
Trade Paperback
Written by Katie Cook, art by Andy Price
52 pages, full color, US $6.99
“It’s My Little Pony stories you can put in your pocket! This special digest-sized collection of Friendship is Magic stories takes you into the land of Equestria and introduces all the main characters: Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Rarity. Read along as their tales unfold in the two-part The Return of Queen Chrysalis.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Vol. 5
Trade Paperback
Written by Dean Clarrain and Ryan Brown, art by Ken Mitchroney, Marlene Becker, Garrett Ho, Bill Wray and Steve Lavigne
124 pages, full color, US $19.99
“The all-ages Turtles action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures, from the classic Archie Comics series! Enjoy classic tales like Fight the Power, Mondo Metal, The Man Who Sold the World and Sun and Steel.”

Image Comics

Elephantmen #50
Written by Richard Starkings, art by Axel Medellin, Gabriel Bautista, Moritat and Frank Quitely
64 pages, full color, US $5.99, rated M, on sale Jul 17
“Blue Collar Blues. The work of an Elephantman who died quietly after living a solitary life in a loft in downtown Los Angeles paints a different picture of the lives of all the Elephantmen. Plus: A flip cover by Ladronn, a gallery of art and Elephantmen #1, re-presented in celebration of our 50th issue!”

Mice Templar IV: Legend #4
Written by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming, art by Victor Santos and Michael Avon Oeming
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated T, on sale Jul 3
“Tosk’s Tale. Karic confronts the full Pantheon of gods and discovers a shocking truth behind the prophecy, his destiny, the dark winter’s dream and his own growing legend.”

Mice Templar IV: Legend #5
Written by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming, art by Vicot Santos and Michael Avon Oeming
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated T, on sale Jul 24
“A Legend of Gods. Karic claims his destiny within Otherworld, but must face the wrath of the Parliament of gods, against whom no mortal can contend.”

Super Dinosaur #22
Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Jason Howard and Cliff Rathburn
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Jul 31
“The Dino-Men attack! United by Tyrannosaurus-X, the creations of Max Maximus are brought together for a single purpose: the destruction of the Dynamo family and Super Dinosaur!”

Savage Dragon #190
Art and writing by Erik Larsen
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, on sale Jul 24
“The countdown to the biggest and most significant change for Savage Dragon continues as Dragon faces Mako in jail for their most brutal battle ever!”

Elephantmen, Vol. 6: Earthly Desires
Hardcover
Written by Richard Starkings, Monifa Aldridge and David Hine, art by Axel Medellin, Dave Sim, Tony Parker, David Hine, Tula Lotay, Shaky Kane, Boo Cook and Ian Churchill
312 pages, full color, US $34.99, rated M, on sale Jul 10
“Collecting issues 40-49 of Image’s longest-running Pulp Science Fiction series, Elephantmen, Vol. 6 is paced with extras, including the Hip Flask/Strontium Dog crossover by Starkings and Boo Cook and the Hip Flask/Marineman crossover by Starkings and Ian Churchill.”

kaboom!

Adventure Time #18
Written by Ryan North, art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The totally math adventure continues with Finn and Jake, everyone’s favorite human and dog duo! Will the guys find a way out of their dungeon despair, or will they have to settle for hanging with some tops bloody skeleton dudes? Only one way to find out, Candy People!”

Adventure Time Candy Capers #1 (of 6)
Written by Yuko Ono and Ananth Panagariya, art by Ian McGinty
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“A sugary who-done-it in the land of Adventure Time! Something rotten is afoot in the Land of Ooo, and someone’s gotta sniff out what it is! When Finn and Jake are suddenly kidnapped, Princess Bubblegum deputizes two of her most trusted citizens … Peppermint Butter and Cinnamon Bun?! The crime movie homages come hard and fast in the Candy Kingdom that never sleeps, written by acclaimed cartoonists Yuko Ono and Ananth Panagariya (Johnny Wander)! Don’t miss the newest hardboiled addition to the Adventure Time comic book family!”

Adventure Time Summer Special #1
Art and writing by Noelle Stevenson, Ryan Pequin, Andy Runton, Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt
32 pages, full color, US $4.99
“Put on that sunscreen and grap your beach-towel, because it’s an Adventure Time summer special! Featuring all-new sun-kissed stories from acclaimed creators, starring Finn, Jake and all of your favorites and showcasing a fully-painted cover by Becky Dreistadt!”

Peanuts #10
Written by Charles M. Schulz
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“It’s all Peanuts, all the time! New stories, Schulz Sundays and a can’t miss Lucy short that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. One of the best all-ages comics on the stands, new and old fans alike agree that Peanuts is a must-read.”

Regular Show #4
Written by KC Green, art by Allison Strejlau
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Don’t miss the final issue of this crazy golf-cart ride of an arc! Mordecai and Rigby’s quest finally comes to a close! And you won’t want to miss how it all goes down! Written by acclaimed cartoonist KC Green (Gunshow) and with incentive covers pretty enough to hang in your rec room!”

Marvel

The Emerald City of Oz #1 (of 5)
Written by Eric Shanower, art by Skottie Young
32 pages, US $3.99, rated all ages
“The Eisner Award-winning creative team of Skottie Young (Wonderful Wizard of Oz, New Warriors) and Eric Shanower (Wonderful Wizard of Oz) bring the best Oz series yet! In Kansas Uncle Henry can’t pay the mortgage, so Aunt Em, Dorothy and he must leave their home. Where can they go? To the Land of Oz, of course! Will anyone in Oz survive after the Nomes attack through a secret underground tunnel?”

Guardians of the Galaxy #5
Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Neil Gaiman, art by Sara Pichelli
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“Spinning out of the dramatic conclusion of Age of Ultron, dimensions collide and Heaven’s most fearsome Angel pushes the Guardians back on their heels.”

Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow’s Avengers #1
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Mike Oeming, Ming Doyle and Michael Del Mundo
48 pages, US $4.99, rated T+
“Leaping off the pages of the biggest comic of the year comes stories about the biggest heroes in the Marvel universe! Find out who the Guardians are – and why they’re worthy of guarding the galaxy. Featuring: Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamora and Groot!”

Superior Spider-Man #13
Written by Dan Slott, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“Part three of No Escape! Superior Spider-Mann teams up with the Lizard! Mayor Jameson demands that Spider-Man kill the Spider-Slayer!”

Wolverine and the X-Men #33
Written by Jason Aaron, art by Nick Bradshaw
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“The Hellfire Saga continues! Searching for answers of how the JGS students left the school, the X-Men look to the very ground they walk on. The X-Men discover that Krakoa, the island that walks like a man, can fight like one, too. Meanwhile, Quentin remains the most sought-after student at the Hellfire Academy.”

Papercutz

The Garfield Show Volume 1: Unfair Weather
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Jim Davis
64 pages, full color, US $7.99
“It’s a camp cat-astrophe for Garfield as nature does its worst! Jon, Garfield, Odie, Drusilla and Minerva decide to escape a sweltering heat wave in the city by going camping. But once they make camp in the forest, they experience a year’s worth of seasons in a matter of hours! Who can be behind this surreal turn of events? Available in softcover and hardcover editions.”
crossie’s note: The listed price for the hardcover edition is $11.99.

Seven Seas Entertainment LLC

Kanokon Collected Edition Volume 2
Trade Paperback
Written by Katsumi Nishino, art by Rin Yamaki
352 pages, black and white, US $18.99
“A boy, a fox girl and a wolf girl – definitely not your typical love triangle! Innocent country boy Oyamada Kouta transfers to a big city high school in his freshman year, and from day one, his life enters a world of crazy. First, a beautiful second-year student named Chizuru professes her love to him, then reveals that she is in fact a fox spirit. If that wasn’t enough, a gorgeous wolf spirit named NOzomu suddenly transfers to Kouta’s class and decides she wants the hapless country boy for herself. As fox girl and wolf girl vie for his heart, does Kouta have any say in this?”

United Plankton Pictures

SpongeBob Comics #22
Written by Shane Houghton, art by Gregg Schigiel
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
“When SpongeBob and Patrick use a new bubble formula, they find it can do almost anything – including create exact living duplicates of themselves! Evil twins have never been so transparent or so menacing as they are in Bubble Double Trouble! Then, in See? Dragon! SpongeBob is convinced he’s found a dragon’s tooth, but Squidward and Mr. Krabs think he’s just finally lost his grip. Does Old Man Jenkisn hold the secret to what the tooth really is? Well, yes and no. You’ll see. Also in this issue: a gorgeous Bikini Bottom camping poster by Bob Flynn (Bravest Warriors), SpongeBob’s amazing new facial hair, facts about coral reefs and much more!”

Valiant Entertainment

Quantum and Woody #1
Written by James Asmus, art by Tom Fowler and Ryan Sook
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T+, on sale Jul 10
“Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseperable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming! And the action-packed, zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic you demanded is here at last. (And, yes, there will be a goat too. Eventually.)”

Vertigo

Fables #131
Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha and Joao Ruas
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated mature readers, on sale Jul 17
“The brand-new storyline Camelot begins as Rose Red Finally and formally takes on the mantle of Paladin of Hope to heroically rally the Fables in the tragic aftermath of Snow White. A new dark age calls for a new Round Table, with modern knights willing to take on a sacred quest to reassemble the shattered pieces of Fabletown.”

Fairest #17
Written by Sean Williams, art by Stephen Sadowski, Phil Jimenez and Adam Hughes
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated mature readers, on sale Jul 3
“In part 3 of the Return of the Maharaja, Nalayani and the Maharaja face a lethal enemy while trapped in the Village of the Dead, and the expedition to rescue Nalayani’s village faces an even deadlier curse that sabotages their attempts to search for their leader (whose mysterious past is finally revealed)!”

The Unwritten #51
Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross and Yuko Shimizu
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated mature readers, on sale Jul 24
“In the Unwritten Fables, part 2 of 5. Tom Taylor steps into the role of warrior and protector in a war between storybook characters. His first mission: save the Big Bad Wolf. But a job like that might need two Tom Taylors.”

Yen Press

Soul Eater Volume 15
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Atsushi Ohkubo
192 pages, black and white, US $11.99, rated mature themes
“Deep in the belly of Baba Yaga Castle, Maka, Soul and Medusa prepare to face Arachne in her own chambers. Arachne has grown even stronger since their last meeting, and even the crafty Medusa is caught in her sister’s twisted web. As Arachne’s intense madness threatens everyone in and around the castle, Soul must perform a string concerto that will move his audience to their very souls – or be caught in the witch’s net himself!”

Zenescope Entertainment

Werewolves: The Hunger #3
Written by Mark L. Miller, art by Elmer Cantada
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Roman journeys into the HiboCorp facility in search of the escaped werewolf, but what he finds inside may prove that humans are capable of things as monstrous as the creatures that thrive in the night. Does Roman have what it takes to put an end to the atrocities going on behind closed doors, or will he succumb to the darkness of humanity? When the sky darkens and the moon rises … there will be blood. Don’t miss the shocking conclusion to Werewolves: The Hunger!”

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