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

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

Antarctic Press

Action Time Buddies: Just Add Ninjas
Written by Robby Bevard, art by Fred Perry
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The fan favorite comic has returned, now 20% better than the best! Emperor Tusk, a super-lame, super-jerky villain dude, has returned to the Land of Playtime with his army of hench-cats and rock-monsters, and he’s bent on ruination! Our heroes, a boy and his pegasus, will have to challenge him … in an epic electric guitar duel?”

Gold Digger #204
Art and writing by Fred Perry
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Brianna takes Zan to visit her folks, Theo and Julia, who are attending a great ceremonial banquet in Jade Realm. Naturally, she’s nervous about breaking the expecting a baby news to Mom, who’s not convinced Zan’s father material. Since the banquet’s in Barbarian territory and Julia’s a clan elder, she demands Zan face the ancient Groom Trial ritual for Brianna’s hand!”

Gold Digger: Gina vs. Penny
Art and writing by Fred Perry
Full color, US $3.99
“Tom and Jerry, Bug and Daffy, Road Runner and Coyote … the list of classic rivals now has a new entry: Gina versus Penny! When the world’s two smartest archaeologist/adventurers get into a punk-off, they start pulling the rank in prank! A one-shot of outrageous one-shot gags from Fred Perry!”

Archaia Entertainment

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #3
Art and writing by David Petersen, C. P. Wilson III, Cory Godbey and Eric Canete
24 pages, full color, US $3.50, rated E
“Tell me the best story you’ve ever told and the best I’ve ever heard was the request of mouse innkeep June to her delinquent patrons in Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #1. And the stories continue in this third issue of the second Legends of the Guard series. David Petersen is joined by talented comic writer/illustrators C.P. Wilson III (The Stuff of Legend), Cory Godbey (Labyrinth) and Eric Canete (Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin) to tell stories of mice befriending moles, brothers out to rescue a mouse maiden and an epic battle of mice against weasels!”

Archie Comic Publications

Betty and Veronica #267
Written by Dan Parent, art by Jeff Shultz and Dan Parent
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
“Betty and Veronica in Little Mermaids – The storybook series rolls on, this time with Betty and Veronica as mermaid princesses in an aquatic adventure! Betty is unhappy with her life under the sea and wishes to be a part of the human world – much to the chagrin of her fater, King Tritonkins, and her step-sister Veronica! Things get even more complicated when she and Veronica venture to the surface and save the life of the human Prince Archie – and both fall in love with him! In order to re-connect with their human love interest, they must make a sacrifice. Enter: the evil sea-witch Cheryl. When she gives them an offer they can’t refuse, is it so long to the sub-aquatic world and, if so, at what cost? Find out in this Archie-fied take on the classic Little Mermaid story!”

Sonic the Hedgehog #252
Written by Ian Flynn, art by John Workman and Ben Bates
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
“Sonic is back! And he’s facing the huge consequences of the mega-hit Sonic/Mega Man crossover story arc in At All Costs Part Two! As the crossover crashed to a close, Sonic and Tails have returned to a world which is reeling from the cataclysmic effects of the Eggman/Wily genesis wave! The damage was sever, the threats have changed and the mysteries are piling up! What has happened to Naugus in this new landscape? What is the final fate of Sally Acorn? Sonic and Tails are ready to tackle all of the drama ahead of them – but first they must survive the wrath of the terrifying Tails Doll! Featuring new cover art from Sonic artist superstar Ben Bates and a special Sega Variant!”

Sonic Universe #55
Art and writing by Tracy Yardley
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
“Aaaaarrrr you ready?? Pirated Plunder Panic Part One: It’s mystery and mayhem on the high seas as Amy and Cream join first mates Blaze and Marine in their search for the final Sol Emerald! As ships clash on the stormy waters, familiar faces start to appear amongst the opposition and Blaze is targeted as enemy number 1! Who is the new, sinister force leading the robot pirates, and what is his past with Blaze? And what does a certain dynamite duck have to do with it all? Straight out of the smash-hit Sonic/Mega Man crossover event, you’re going to treasure this all new storyline written and penciled by Sonic art guru Tracy Ya’rrrrdley!”

Sonic Select Volume 8
Trade Paperback
Art by Patrick Spaz Spaziante
128 pages, full color, US $11.99
“Sonic the Hedgehog’ most popular graphic novel series is back! Miles Tails Prower is Sonic’s best friend and now it’s his turn to take to the skies on his very own adventure! Debuting in the video game and appearing in the cartoons, Tails now continues his quests in the comic series. In this volume, you’ll catch Tails on a journey that takes him to the mysterious continent of Downunda, a chance meeting with two brand new teams of Freedom Fighters, and an encounter with some really fearsome badniks! This volume of Sonic Select collects all of the stories leading up to as well as the fan-favorite, ultra-rare Tails mini-series!”

Sonic Super Digest #4
Trade Paperback
Art by Lamon Wells
128 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Sonic Super Digest is celebrating 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog comics! For the first time in Sonic comics history, Sonic the Hedgehog’s comic book adventures are now available in the popular digest format! Where Sonic Super Special Magazine leaves off, this quarterly digest collection picks up – with even more classic adventures from the Sonic comic library! This issue hosts a special spotlight on some super special family members of Sonic and the Freedom Fighters! Perfect for fans new and old alike, Sonic Super Digest collects tons of comic stories, coloring pages, bonus content and features an all-new cover with pencils by Sonic artist Lamar Wells! Get Super!”

Avatar Press

Skin Trade #2
Written by George RR Martin and Daniel Abraham, art by Mike Wolfer
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated MR
“Randi Wade is on the trail of something deadly, but with all the clues pointing to the impossible, she has to question her sanity. Can the murders be the work of something more than human? And why are victims turning up flayed alive? Werewolves are real and Randi Wade is finding out that in their underworld existence you’re either a hunter or the prey. George RR Martin’s World Fantasy Award winning story, Skin Trade, howls into comics with his unique mixture of innovative creativity and subtle creeping horror. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Grisly and Skinned Retailer Incentive covers by series artist Mike Wolfer.”

Big Dog Ink

The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #11
Written by Tom Hutchison, art by Alisson Borges and Nei Ruffino
28 pages, full color, US $3.50
“Travelers that stumble across the farm of the sorceress Mambi are in for a rough surprise!”

Serusis #3
Written by Tom Hutchison, art by Owen Gieni
28 pages, full color, US $3.50
“An unlikely group of friends sets out on their mission to restore peace to the planet Serusis. But with Relitons swarming the planet, the likelihood of achieving their goal is remote at best.”

Bongo Comics

Sergio Aragones Funnies #9
Art and writing by Sergio Aragones
32 pages, full color, US $3.50
“Ever wonder where the terms son of a gun, face the music and the whole nine yards come from? This month, Sergio explores the historical origins of those commonly used phrases and more. Then a struggling inventor yearns for three wishes that will bring him success. And then Sergio recounts his childhood memories as a WWII refugee aboard a ship bound for Mexico, where he first came face to face with a sea serpent; plus a plethora of Sergio’s pleasing puzzles and pantomimes.”

Boom! Studios

Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #12
Written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, art by Damian Couceiro
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The cataclysm reaches its apex with the final issue of Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko’s epic series! With the clock rapidly winding down, Zira and Cornelius must find a way to unite the warring ape factions before the very fabric of society tears apart the Planet of the Apes!”

Six-Gun Gorilla #3 (of 6)
Written by Simon Spurrier, art by Jeff Stokely
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Captured by the Rebel War Party with 6GG nowhere in sight, Blue is forced to lead a small squad out into the Blister in search of the mysterious locket he was tasked with taking back to Earth. But little do they know, the sadistic bounty hunter Auchenbran is also on the hunt …”

Dark Horse

Abe Sapien #5
Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, art by Max Fiumara and Dave Stewart
32 pages, full color, US $3.50, on sale Aug 7
“After a half-eaten body washes ashore, a small cult suspects the hungry killer may be Abe, who flees to the Salton Sea only to confront a dangerous Ogdru Hem larva.”

DC

Animal Man #23
Written by Jeff Lemire, art by Steve Pugh and Francis Portela
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated T+, on sale Aug 21
“In the shocking conclusion of Splinter Species, Brother Blood and a stunning murder have Animal Man on the brink of extinction!”

Batman, Incorporated Special #1
Written by Chris Burnham, Joe Keatinge and Dan DiDio, art by Chris Burnham, Ethan Van Sciver, and Jason Masters
48 pages, full color, US $4.99, rated T, on sale Aug 28
“An all-star special featuring the various members of Batman Incorporated – Man-of-Bats, Red Raven, El Gaucho, Dark Ranger, Knight, Batman himself and more! In the wake of their epic struggle with Talia al Ghul, the Heretic and Leviathan see what’s next for the members of Batman’s army. Featuring stories written and drawn by a collection of industry greats! Plus: Bat-Cow makers her solo debut in a tale by writer Dan DiDio and Ethan Van Sciver.”

Looney Tunes #214
Art and writing by Scott Gross
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Aug 7
“Much has been made of the famed magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, but less is known of his diminutive waterfowl understudy, The Great Houducky. This is his story. It’s also a Daffy tale of derring-do, escape and adventure!”

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #36
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Fabio Laguna
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Aug 7
“Terry the Terror is terrorizing the pit crew at the big races! Will Scooby and the gang figure out what this monstrous apparition wants … or will their day at the races end in disaster?”

Dynamite Entertainment

Damsels: Mermaids #4 (of 5)
Written by Matt Sturges, art by Jean-Paul Deshong and Paul Renaud
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, on sale Aug 14
“Betrayed, the Little Mermaid and her new prince must flee – but where can you flee when you’re in the center of the ocean and only one of you is a mermaid? The good news is that someone is there to meet them. The bad news is that it’s no one you’d ever, ever want to meet. But could this terrible reversal be a blessing in disguise? As everything converges on the island nation of Atlantis, John’s plan becomes terribly clear, and the Little Mermaid must decide whose side she’s really on.”

Grimm #4
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, rated teen +, on sale Aug 14
“Nick teams up with the mysterious new Grimm Maya and comes face to face with the ferocious enemy responsible for his mother’s kidnapping. Meanwhile, separated from the others in Europe, Hank and Monroe must figure out their next move while dodging squads of Verrat soldiers.”

Fantagraphics Books

The Complete Peantus Vol. 20 1989-1990
Hardcover
Art and writing by Charles M. Schulz
344 pages, black and white, US $29.99
“As America’s greatest comic strip leaves the 80s behind and enters its final decade, romantic intrigue abounds along with the introduction of a new character (Snoopy’s sibling Olaf) and the divergent story lines of all the regular (and irregular) Peanuts gang. This latest volume includes an introduction by Lemony Snicket himself, Daniel Handler plus scholarly essays about this most over-looked period in the Peanuts canon. And, as usual, a box set combining this latest volume with the previous, complete with slipcase, is available at a bargain price.”

Hermes Press

Walt Kelly’s Pogo: The Complete Dell Comics Volume 1
Hardcover
Art and writing by Walt Kelly
272 pages, full color, US $50
“Walt Kelly’s Pogo, acknowledged as one of the most important and influential comic strips of all time, first appeared not in newspapers but as a feature in the Dell comic book anthology Animal Comics, in its first issue in 1942. It was here, in the four color world of comic books, that Kelly developed the feature and its characters, who grew and matured, ultimately becoming one of the world’s most famous comic strips. Volume One features all of the Animal Comics Pogo stories together with complete reprints of Pogo’s appearances in Dell’s Four Color comics. This book also boasts numerous examples of original artwork from these stories as well as scholarly essays from noted Pogo historians.”

IDW

My Little Pony: Cover Gallery! #1
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Cover-to-Cover ponies in this special Cover Gallery! Many beloved, rare, hard-to-find and fan-favorite My Little Pony covers are collected here in this 32 page art extravaganza!”

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #10
Written by Katie Cook, art by Andy Price and Tony Fleecs
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The trials and tribulations of Big Mac continue! Big Mac must come face to face with some of the most unique citizens of Ponyville. Drama! Revelations! Dancing! This one’s got it all!”

My Little Pony: Micro-Series #7: Cutie Mark Crusaders
Written by Ted Anderson, art by Ben Bates and Amy Mebberson
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“On a hike through the woods, the Cutie Mark Crusaders come across a creature unlike anything they’ve ever seen! When their new friend shows off an incredible ability, the Crusaders see an opportunity to earn their Cutie Marks! But their new friend is hiding an important secret that is sure to have a big impact on our tiny trio!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #25
Written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, art by Mateus Santolouco and Kevin Eastman
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“City Fall part 4: City Fall continues as Shredder reveals his new second-in-command: Leonardo! While the underworld readies its armies, the Turtles must come together if they have any hope of saving their brother. Don’t miss this landmark 25th issue that sees the launch of a full-scale war on New York City! The Savate, Foot Clan and Slash are all back – along with a couple of shocking special guests!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 100-Penny Press
Written by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz, art by Dan Duncan
32 pages, full color, US $1
“Witness the return of the original heroes in a half-shell to comics, for only one dollar! True to the spirit of the original comics created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are bigger and badder than ever, and here’s where it all began!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Microseries #5: Karai
Written by Erik Burnham, art by Cory Smith and Tyler Walpole
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Karai, a deadly assassin, is the embodiment of the Foot Clan. But I was not always that way! Explore the shadowy story of this complicated character and see exactly how far her ambition takes her! Secrets from the past and present revealed!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #2
Written by Kenny Byerly, art by Dario Brizuela
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The plant-tastic villain Snakeweed returns! With the entire city in jeopardy, the Turtles will have to split up and race against the clock! Only some quick thinking from our favorite brothers will save the day this time!”

My Little Pony: The Magic Begins
Trade Paperback
112 pages, full color, US $7.99
“The celebrated animated series comes to book shelves! Revisit the habitants of Equestria and learn about the magic that friendship brings in this adaptation of the television series.”

Teenage Mutan Ninja Turtles Animated, Vol. 2: Never Say Xever/The Gauntlet
Trade Paperback
112 pages, full color, US $7.99
“Read along and re-live the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon action with Leo, Donnie, Mikey, Raph, April and Shredder in these young reader volumes, bringing this top-rated cartoon straight from the screen to the comic page! Adapts the television episodes Never Say Xever and The Gauntlet.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Vol. 6
Trade Paperback
Written by Rick McCollum, Bill Anderson, Paul Jenkis and Rick Arthur, art by Rick McCollum, Bill Anderson, A.C. Farley, Rick Arthur and Michael Dooney
132 pages, full color, US $19.99
“TMNT Classics continues! Volume 6 collects issues #42-44, which includes “The Violent Underground, Juliet’s Revenge and Halls of Lost Legends.”

Image Comics

Mice Templar IV: Legend #6
Written by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming, art by Victor Santo and Skottie Young
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated T, on sale Aug 21
“The History Lesson. Youthful insurrection grows in the capital. Lady Lorelie makes a desperate bid against the insane Queen Alexis to reclaim King Icarus as her own.”

Super Dinosaur #23
Story by Robert Kirkman, art by Jason Howard and Cliff Rathburn
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Aug 28
“Super Dinosaur has fallen! Derek Dynamo must save the day on his own!”

Hip Flask: Unnatural Selection 10th Anniversary Elephantmen Edition
Hardcover
Written by Richard Starkings, Ladronn and Joe Casy, art by Ladronn
48 pages, full color, US $16.99, rated T+, on sale Aug. 7
“Featuring the art of Eisner award winner Ladronn, the long out of print Hip Flask: Unnatural Selection HC collects the remastered and expanded widescreen art and story from Hip Flalsk: Unnatural Selection as wll as pages and covers from Hip Flask: Elephantmen.”

kaboom!

Adventure Time #19
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 #2 (of 6)
Written by Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya, art by Ian McGinty
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Finn and Jake are missing?! Don’t worry Candy Kingdom, Peppermint Butter and Cinnamon Bun will … protect … you? This is a mini-series you definitely don’t want to miss, with the talents of Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya of Johnny Wandr writing our candied heroes along with Ian McGinty of Ugly Dolls on art duties, there is nothing that can go wrong!”

Garfield #16
Written by Mark Evanier, Scott Nickel, art by Andy Hirsch and Lacey Micallef
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“As the summer heats up, we’ve heard your response to the awesome guest artists who have been having fun with the gang each month. This time, we have a very special friend helping out, as Lacey Micallef drops by to draw an all-new story. The popular Internet artist joins forces with the world’s most famous cat – this is going to be awesome.”

Garfield Pet Force Special #1
Written by Mark Evanier and Scott Nickel, art by Gary Barker, Dan Davis, Mark Heike and Stephanie Heike
48 pages, full color, US $4.99
“By popular demand, we’re collecting your favorite Pet Force stories from the past year, and throwing in an all-new story as well. You can’t resist this extra-large helping of Planet Dorkon’s finest!”

HeroBear and the Kid #1
Art and writing by Mike Kunkel
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The original HeroBear and the Kid returns to comics! With a new cover and new art! Go back to the beginning of the fabulous original adventures by acclaimed cartoonist Mike Kunkel, as the award-winning nostalgic tale is reprinted with bonus new material! After his grandfather passes away, 10-year-old Tyler inherits an old stuffed toy bear and a broken pocket watch. If dealing with bullies wasn’t enough, he soon learns that things aren’t always what they seem … and that you shouldn’t judge a bear by its cover. Join Tyler as he goes on his amazing childhood adventure and learns the truth about his family.”

Peanuts #11
Written by Charles M. Schulz
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Lucy has had enough of Beethoven. As she puts it, anyone can sprinkle dots on a page. With all the persuasive power she can muster, Lucy will finally show Schroeder how to make some real music. This and many more stories, including the return of the infamous Snoopy persona, Joe Blackjack, can be found in this latest heartwarming issue of Peanuts.”

Regular Show #5
Written by Bryan Butler, art by Brooke Allen
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Are your arms strong enough?! Mordecai and Rigby are once again finding themselves in a situation that they will naturally make worse! Get ready for this special one shot issue, written by Brian Butler, art by Brook Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter) and with incentive covers cool enough to hang in your rec room! This is definitely and issue you won’t want to miss.”

Adventure Time Vol. 2 Mathematical Edition
Hardcover
Written by Ryan North, art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
144 pages, full color, US $34.99
“Bigger! Bolder! More mathematical! The all-ages hit of the year is now available in a deluxe, over-sized hardcover and totally mathematical edition! The adventures of Finn the human and Jake the dog in the Land of Ooo are available for the first time in this gorgeous over-sized presentation. What happens when Finn and Jake get a hold of Princess Bubblegum’s time machine and travel to the future? Find out in this second volume!”

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Shiro Amano
416 pages, black and white, US $19
“The ultra-popular worlds of Disney and Final Fantasy collide once again in this sequel to the first Kingdom Hearts series! Sora, Donald and Goofy seek King Mickey and Riku, from whom they were separated when closing and locking the door to Kingdom Hearts. In search of their friends, the group unexpectedly finds itself at Castle Oblivion, where memories are freely manufactured, manipulated and even deleted! Can Sora and his companions defeat the castle’s mastermind before they forget the reason for their journey in the first place?”

Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Volume 1
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Shiro Amano
272 pages, black and white, US $12
“Disney’s beloved characters come together in this manga adaptation of the bestselling video game franchise! After a terrible storm shatters the peace of his tropical island home, a young boy named Sora is set adrift from his world and his friends, Riku and Kairi.”

Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Volume 2
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Shiro Amano
272 pages, black and white, US $12
“Meanwhile, Disney Castle is in an uproar when it is discovered that King Mickey has gone missin, leaving it up to Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy to find him! When Sora, in search of his friends, and Donald and Goofy, in search of their king, cross paths, their fateful encounter will change the destiny of the universe forever!”

Kingdom Hearts II Volume 1
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Shiro Amano
480 pages, black and white, US $19
“Based on the mega-popular video game series, here is the continuing adventure begun in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories! Our new story takes place sometime later, in the quiet little ‘burb called Twilight Town, a place nestled between night and day. Sora, Donald and Goofy awaken after a long slumber with clouded memories – and continue their search for their friends!”

Kingdom Hearts II Volume 2
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Shiro Amano
496 pages, black and white, US $19
“Based on the smash-hit video game, the fantastic adventure of Kingdom Hearts continues! Stunned by the cryptic words spoken by Namine, Roxas desperately tries to uncover the true connection to his dream-self, Sora. For her part, Namine wants to help Roxas in his quest, but she’ll have to act quickly before DiZ succeeds in his plan to dispose of her. And then there is the question of Axel, and just whose side his really on!”

Lerner Publishing Group

The Little Prince Volume 9: The Planet of the Giant
Trade Paperback
Written by Gilles Adrien and Alein Broders, art by Elyeum Studio
56 pages, full color, US $7.95
“The universe is in danger: the stars are going out one by one along the path of the Serpent. The Little Prince, determined not to let evil rule the galaxy, leaves his asteroid and his beloved Rose on a monumental quest. Accompanied by his faithful friend Fox, he will discover vast worlds set off kilter by strange rules and dangerous strife and will use his extraordinary gifts to help bring balance to each planet. The Planet of the Giant is a very strange place. The planet itself is a stone giant, and each body part is managed by a different ruler. But ever since Talamus, the controller of the giant’s brain, stopped responding to messages and started giving crazy orders, nothing on the planet is working anymore.”

The Little Prince Volume 10: The Planet of the Trainiacs
Trade Paperback
Written by Anne-Claire N’Leh, art by Elyeum Studio
56 pages, full color, US $7.95
“Panic has broken out on the Planet of Trainiacs, where the only way to get around is by train! But the trains aren’t running on time anymore, and they aren’t getting to their final destination. Life in the community is topsy turvy! Has Hannibal, the railway switchman, gone crazy?”

Tib & Tumtum Volume 1: Welcome to the Tribe
Trade Paperback
Written by Grimaldi, art by Bannister
48 pages, full color, US $6.95
“All of the grownups in Tib’s prehistoric tribe know that the dinosaurs disappeared ages ago. So of course they don’t believe that Tib has made friends with one. But Tumtum the dinosaur is very clever at hiding from grownups. When the friendly red dino saves the tribe’s kids from a pack of hungry wolves while the startled adults look on, the shaman decides that perhaps it’s time to welcome a dinosaur into the tribe.”

Marvel

Avengers Arena #13
Written by Christos Gage, art by Karl Moline and Kalman Andrasofszky
32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+
“Hank Pym searches for the kidnapped Avengers Academy students … by the special guest creative team of Avengers Academy’s Christos Gage and Karl Moline!”

Avengers Arenaa #14
Written by Dennis Hopeles, art by Kev Walker
32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+
“It begins here, the last story arc of Season 1! The contestants have fought one another, now can they put aside their feuds and battle Arcade?”

The Emerald City of Oz #2 (of 5)
Written by Eric Shanower, art by Skottie Young
32 pages, US $3.99, rated all ages
“Dorothy and the Wizard take Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a grand tour of the Land of Oz! They find knowledge pills that make studying unnecessary. They meet living dolls – cut with scissors from paper that’s alive. Meanwhile, the incredibly strong and highly disagreeable Growleywogs join the Nome Army to conquer Oz!”

Guardians of the Galaxy #6
Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Neil Gaiman, art by Sara Pichelli
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“The blockbuster new series hits hard as Marvel’s newest superstar Angela comes right for the Guardians! Round one is Gamora versus Angela … with an entire universe at stake! All that and comics legend Neil Gaiman joins the award-winning Ultimate Spider-Man team of Bendis and Pichelli in this one-of-a-kind comic book event!”

Rocket Raccoon: Tales from Half-World
Trade Paperback
Written by Bill Mantlo, art by Mike Mignola and Steve McNiven
104 pages, US $7.99, rated T
“Relive the early adventures of the furry, feisty breakout star of Guardians of the Galaxy! Captain of the starship Rack ‘n’ Ruin, chief ranger of Halfworld, Rocket protects the Keystone Quadrant. When the Toy War erupts, Rocket and his first mate Wal Russ must team with Bucky O’Hare! Can they triumph over killer clowns, defeat Lord Dyvyne and Judson Jakes, and cure Halfworld’s insane population, the Loonies? Oh, and Rocket’s a talking raccoon from outer space. We mentioned that, right? Collecting Rocket Raccoon #1-4.”

Radio Comix

Cantrip the Magic Rabbit
Trade Paperback
Written by Shon Howell, art by Phil Gibson
186 pages, black and white, US $16.99
“Strange things are afoot in Sleepy Templarville, Oklahoma! The students of Julius Schwartz Memorial High are abuzz with rumors about new girl Candace Tripp. They say there’s something bizarre about her, possibly unnatural. But you know how those crazy high school rumors get started, just because a gal is found in an abandoned house with total amnesia doesn’t mean she’s a complete witch! Or does it? Collecting all of this delightful anthropomorphic comedy webcomic in one handy volume, penned by the popular Furrlough duo of Shon Howell and Phil Poinko Gibson!”

Rough Cut Comics

The Compulsory Freedom Collective
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Colin Barr
76 pages, black and white, US $15.99
“A re-imagining of the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby style of super-heroes which supposes the creators had been working in Russian during the sixties and unveils a team of Super Communists battling the Capitalist forces of the world. Packed in the style of the Essential series, it compiles a series of adventures of the titular heroes.”
crossie’s note: I’m including it for an apparent mutant mammoth character.

United Plankton Pictures

SpongeBob Comics #23
Written by Joey Weiser, art by Gregg Schigiel, Israel Sanchez and Jacob Chabot
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
“Meet Jay Lee Huntar – jellyfish hunter extraordinaire and wearer of pith helmets! In The Jellyfishing Master, Patrick and SpongeBob can only watch in horror as this interloper’s traps capture the entire jelly population of Jellyfish Fields. Who or what can save the jellies … and SpongeBob’s favorite sport? Then in The Critic, a restaurant reviewer’s visit to the Krusty Krab forces SpongeBob to pull out all the stops, kick out the jams, and go the whole nine yards to make the most amazing Krabby Patties ever. But what can even SpongeBob do when ingredients run out? Also in this issue: SpongeBob runs a race, Patrick grows a mustache and Sandy learns a thing or two about playing cards with idiots! All this and a beach scene pin-up of Goo Lagoon in the full swing of summer!”

Vertical Inc.

Chi’s Sweet Home Volume 10
Trade Paperback
Art and writing by Kanata Konami
160 pages, full color, US $13.95
“Chi’s Sweet Home is recognized as one of the most popular cartoon properties in Japan today. Chi, the titular cat, is beloved by fans worldwide. This is a tender and fun adventure that focuses on the life of a new born kitten and the young family that decides to raise her.”

Vertigo

Fables #132
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 Aug 21
“Rose Red, as the human avatar of Hope, is inspired to gather her own knights and re-form the Round Table right on the Fables’ farm. Who will be Rose’s new recruits?”

Fairest #18
Written by Sean E. Williams, art by Stephen Sadowski, Phil Jimenez and Adam Hughes
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated mature readers, on sale Aug 7
“As the title promises, part 4 of The Return of the Maharaja is chock-full of Death and Dismemberment. Tensions come to a head between Nathoo and Buldeo in the expedition camp when the Dhole mount another attack, while the Maharaja and Nalayani face their ultimate fate in the Village of the Dead.”

Yen Press

Spice and Wolf Volume 9: Town of Strife 2
Trade Paperback
Written by Isuna Hasekua, art by Keito Koume
240 pages, black and white, US $11.99, rated mature themes
“A new chapter unfolds in the travels of Lawrence and Holo! The pair arrives at the church in the village of Tereo to glean information about Holo’s homeland of Yoitsu. But Elsa, the deaconess, turns them away flat! What has happened to make her so suspicious? Could it have something to do with the neighboring town of Enberch?”

Zenescope Entertainment

Jurassic StrikeForce 5
Trade Paperback
Written by Neo Edmund, art by J. G. Giles-Rivera and Jeff Balke
184 pages, full color, $9.99
“Awakened from his 65 million year hibernation, the evil alien overlord Zalex is ready to resume his conquest of the universe and he’s starting with the earth. Backed by his army of evil, mutated Dino-soldiers, there’s nothing that can stop him … nothing but the Jurassic StrikeForce 5! Don’t miss this trade paperback by Silver Dragon Books, an all ages imprint of Zenescope.”

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Oh, and Rocket’s a talking raccoon from outer space. We mentioned that, right?

It's a good think they mentioned that. I'd never have figured it out from the cover.

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