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Upcoming furry comics for July 2014 (Previews and Marvel Previews)

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Rise of the Magi Furry comics that made the top 100 best-seller’s list for February 2014 include:

Furry comics that made the top 100 best-seller’s list for March 2014 include:

Action Lab Entertainment

Vamplets: The Nightmare Nursery Book Two
Hardcover
48 pages, full color, US $15.99
Written by Gayle Middleton and Dave Dwonch, art by Amanda Coronado and Bill Blankenship
“After the debacle at the Bizarre Bazaar, Destiny Harper is in more trouble than she imagined. To redeem herself, she must replenish the Vamplets supply of blood; but to do that she and the Vamplets must travel to the Undead Dragon Farm and into danger.”

Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics

The Collected Workds of Filler Bunny
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Jhonen Vasquez
80 pages, black and white, US $9.95
“By popular demand, Jhonen Vasquez’s Filler Bunny has all of his pain and suffering rolled into a single volume. Included will be new material to help further define the poor rabbit’s pain and sorrow. Introduction by Steve Niles.”

Amp! Comics for Kids

Charlie Brown: Pow!
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Charles M. Schulz
224 pages, full color, US $9.99
“Put me in, Coach! The Peanuts gang is ready to play ball in this collection of baseball-themed comic strips. Some of the most popular Peanuts moments happen on the field and they’re gathered here for a season full of enjoyment. As manager of the endlessly losing team, Charlie Brown soldiers on to keep his team’s spirits up, while being constantly blown off the pitching mound in a clothes-exploding fashion. It doesn’t help that his catcher is a musician by nature or that his shortstop is a dog. Not to mention that center-fielder Lucy can’t keep her mouth shut long enough to know what’s going on in the game! Put them all together and you get a game plan for laughs!”

Pearls Before Swine: The Croc Ate My Homework
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Stephan Pastis
224 pages, black and white, US $9.99
“The Pearls Before Swine crew is back in their second collection of cartoons for the middle-grade crowd! Always witty and clever, and sometimes irreverent, Pearls Before Swine’s sarcastic take on life appeals to fans of all ages. The troupe of characters is back to entertain with dark humor and off-the-wall puns. Know-it-all Rat is always at the center of the action, accompanied by the slow-witted Pig who is innocently oblivious to most of Rat’s jabs. Rounded out with high-browed Goat, the mild and vulnerable Zebra and the hilariously inept Crocs, the cast is ready to provide hours of reading fun.”

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #214
Writing and art by Fred Perry
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Penny and Ace fly to their secluded honeymoon island, but find some dark authority is controlling the neighboring countries through their airports! When they investigate, Darkbird herself mercilessly shoots Ace down with her new ‘Super-1’ Fighter! Part one of three of the final showdown between Ace and Darkbird!”

Women of Gold Digger Summer Vacation Special
Writing and art by Fred Perry
24 pages, black and white, US $3.99
“Fred Perry knows women in comics! Each month, he delights us with the mighty misses and Mrs. Of Gold Digger, from the Diggers Sisters to their Barbarian mom, from the Draconic Queen D’bra to the feisty Leprechaun O’Lura. This spectacular special showcases but a fraction of that comely cast, but with so many strong subjects, they need their space to shine!”

Archie Comic Publications

Sonic the Hedgehog #263
Written by Ian Flynn and Aleah Baker, art by Evan Stanley and Ben Bates
32 pages, full cover, US $2.99
“‘Waves of Change,’ part four. Cool off from the hot summer sun with Sonic the Hedgehog! The tides are turning in Sonic’s favor – literally – as Chaos joins the fray! It’s all-out war to save the underwater city from total devastation in this thrilling conclusion! Then, in ‘Consequences,’ take a sneak peek into Eggman’s shattered world crisis battle plan – we’ll give you a hint, it’s evil! Featuring super-cool cover art from Ben Bates and a Chao-tastic variant cover from Evan Stanley.”

Sonic Universe #66
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Jim Amash and Tracy Yardley
“‘The Great Chaos Caper.’ This is it, the frantic finale full of flustered fighters! In one corner, trying to complete his mission and save the world, is Knuckles! In the other corner, a titanic Dark Gaia beast! The Chaotix and Hooligans continue to tussle, a wounded spirit and Chaos Emerald are being tossed about, and the flood waters are pouring in! Don’t miss this crazy conclusion to the ‘Great Chaos Caper’”.

Sonic Super Sized Digest #8
Trade Paperback
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Lamar Wells and Rafa Knight
128 pages, full color, US $4.99
“Sonic Super Digest Returns with an all-new story continuing the hit Sonic Origins mini-feature! Sonic the Hedgehog has many friends, but few are as brave, stalwart or had as much growth as Antoine D’Coolette! Learn how this skittish swordsman crossed paths with Sonic and the Freedom Fighters as only Sonic Super Sized Digest can tell it! Then, continue the fun with more classic adventures from the Sonic comic library! Featuring an all-new CG cover from Sonic superstar Rafa Knight!”

Sonic the Hedgehog Volume 1: Countdown to Chaos
Trade Paperback
Writtenn by Ian Flynn, art by Evan Stanley and Ben Bates
120 pages, full color, US $12.99
“It all begins here! Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny, it’s Sonic the Hedgehog! Spin-dashing directly out of the mega-smash Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide story arc, ‘Countdown to Chaos’ speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! The entire planet has been rocked by Dr. Eggman’s Super Genesis Wave! Sonic wakes up to a world and a life he doesn’t recognize! It’s up to him to gather up his friends – the Freedom Fighters – and figure out what’s been changed. Meanwhile, below his very feet, a new threat is threatening to burst out!”

Sonic Universe Volume 8: Scourge Lockdown
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley and Ben Hunzeker
104 pages, full color, US $11.99
“Explore the characters, worlds and dimensions of Sonic’s universe! Everybody knows Sonic the Hedgehot, the cool, blue hero of his world. But on the dark, mirror world of Moebius, the mean, green Scourge menaces everyone! He did until he was finally brought to justice, that is. But Scourge’s old flame, Fiona Fox, brings her gang of Destructix to bust him out. Can Scourge get the gang to follow his lead? Can anyone break out of the maximum-security prison?”

Avatar Press

George R.R. Martin’s Skin Trade Vol. 01
Trade Paperback
Written by George R.R. Martin and Daniel Abraham, art by Mike Wolfer
104 pages, full color, US $14.99, rated MR
“The most popular fantasy author of the 21st century, George R.R. Martin, brings the World Fantasy Award winning short story to graphic novels with Skin Trade! Randi Wade is a survivor. She followed in the footsteps of her father, became a cop and now is working the P.I. trade. But her past still haunts her. What’s worse, the vicious animal attacks that took her father’s life have sprung up anew claiming victims once again in this sleepy town. Martin’s unique creative voice spins a modern day classic horror tale of murder, werewolves and bladed demons. Illustrated by long time horror comics creator Mike Wolfer and adapted for comics by Martin’s Hugo Award nominated collaborator Daniel Abraham, this graphic novel is a suspenseful master tale dripping with blood and revenge. Skin Trade represents the best of old school werewolf stories told with modern characters and action. From the creator of A Game of Thrones comes a graphic novel that will keep you guessing right up to the last page!”

Big Dog Ink

Legends of Oz: Tik Tok #2
Written by Rob Anderson and Tom Hutchison, art by Renato Rei and Nei Ruffino
24 pages, full color, US $3.50
“Celebrating the 100th-anniversary of the book Tik Tok of Oz! What does the mysterious girl carry inside her and what does it mean to the future of Oz?”

Ursa Minor Annual #1
Written by Dirk Manning, art by Renato Rei
44 pages, full color, US $5.99
“The history of The Red is revealed, Vivienne’s connection with Victor is told, and Naomi grieves for her lost friend the only way she knows how – by killing vampires. Three all new stories told by horror writer extraordinaire, Dirk Manning, dive into the dark corners of a world of supernatural horror and spiritual love and the heartbreaking loss both bring with them.”

Ursa Minor Volume 2
Trade Paperback
Written by Tom Hutchison, art by Ian Snyder
156 pages, full color, US $17.99
“After the events known as ‘The Burning,’ Naomi and April are back home, but in hiding. The vampires know a werebear is alive and well after the death of Lady Bathory, and they will stop at nothing to find it and destroy it. Once Vampire Legend is dead, and Dracula will not take that lying down.”

Dark Horse

Abe Sapien #14
Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, art by Max Fiumara, Dave Stewart and Sebastian Fiumara
32 pages, full color, US $3.50, on sale Jul 9
“Abe tries to find out what’s haunting the young woman he’s traveling with, while his own past catches up to him. Abe goes underwater for answers, but a crazed witch claims to hold the info they both need.”

Emily and the Strangers: Breaking the Record #2 (of 3)
Written by Rob Reger and Mariah Huehner, art by Cat Farris and Buzz Parker
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, on sale Jul 30
“Though they’ve offered Emily and the Strangers a seemingly awesome record deal, it’s beginning to look like Awesomely Awesome Records isn’t all they appear to be. Initial investigation shows they might have something to do with the stray cat situation in Emily’s hometown! The gang decides they have to investigate before they sign anything!”

Eye of Newt #2 (of 4)
Writing and art by Michael Hague
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, on sale Jul 16
“Inimitable illustrator Michael Hague creates a marvelous tale of high fantasy! Newt, a young wizard’s apprentice, begins the trials to become a full-fledged wizard! His adventure leads him through the Netherworld, a magical realm filled with creatures both wondrous and frightful!”

Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist
Writing and art by Stan Sakai, art by Tom Luth
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, on sale Jul 9
“The artist of 47 Ronin returns to his signature creation in a new one-shot collecting four Usagi Yojimbo tales in full color, from the pages of Dark Horse Presents! In this vibrant issue, Usagi encounters ghosts, thugs, pumpkins (?!), and a foreign artist with a price on his head! Collects stories from Dark Horse Presents #7, #35 and #36, and MySpace Dark Horse Presnts #18 and #35!”

DC

Constantine #16
Written by Ray Fawkes, art by Edgar Salazar, Jay Leisten and Juan Ferreyra
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated T+, on sale Jul 9
“John Constantine travels deep into Germany’s Black Forest to prevent Cold Flame assassins from killing an innocent mystic healer – until hunter becomes prey as John finds himself chased down by the ravenous, vicious beasts of the Stained Claw!”

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #5
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Dario Brizuela
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Jul 2
“Wonder Woman’s homeland is under attack by mythological monsters that vanish into thin air before the Amazon warriors can fight back! Scooby, Wonder Woman and the gang must work together to solve this mystery … assuming Daphne and Velma complete their Amazon training in time!”
crossie’s note: I wasn’t aware Scooby Doo’s sales were high enough to warrant a second series. Can you say overexposed!

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #47
Writing and art by Scott Neely
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Jul 9
“Shaggy gets himself in trouble at the gang’s yard sale when he wears a Tiki memento from an old case. Is the Tiki really bad luck, or is something else in play? Shaggy better think fast because Scooby is moving fast … in the opposite direction!”

Teen Titans #1
Written by Will Pfeifer, art by Kenneth Rocafort
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated T, on sale Jul 16
“Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy step out of the shadows of the adult heroes of the DC Universe to offer bold, exciting and sometimes dangerous ideas on how to protect a world full of superpowered teenagers – any one of whom could be the next heroic figure or major villain!”

D.E./Dynamite Entertainment

Captain Action Cat: The Timestream CATastrophe! #4 (of 4)
Writing and art by Art Baltazar, written by Franco, Chris “Zod” Smits
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated all ages, on sale Jul 16
“Final issue!!! Cats! Cats! Everywhere cats!!! AW YEAH! What’s this? The beloved super heroes of the Dark Horse universe are now … cats? How can this happen? What does this mean to our heroes who are lost out of their time? It can only lead to one thing … a big battle in beautiful downtown Skokie! Dr. Evil Cat vs. X vs. Ghost vs. the Phantom Lemur? And how does Lady Action fit into this? Captain Action Cat meets Modern Day Action Cat as the Silver Age meets the Aw Yeah Age of comics in this epic climactic conclusion to the cross-over event of the year! Join us for the epic finale! From the awesomeness that is Art Baltazar & Franco! Highly recommended by Franco’s Mom!”

Drawn & Quarterly

Benson’s Cuckoos
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Anouk Ricard
104 pages, full color, US $19.95
“From the author of Anna & Froga comes a wry, offbeat whodunit that centers on office life. Richard thinks he’s in luck when he snags a job at the cuckoo clock factory, but things start to go wrong right off the bat. First of all, there’s his boss, who doesn’t seem to have the strongest grip on reality and has an odd penchant for silly hats. Then there are his coworkers, who are alternately evasive and idiotic when asked about anything pertaining to actually getting work done. Finally, there’s Guy, the employee Richard’s replacing, who supposedly quit, but whose family has just appeared on nation TV pleading for his safe return. It’s all adding up to a very strange workplace, and when the company goes on a retreat, everything spools quickly out of control.”
crossie’s note: The solicit doesn’t make it clear that this is a funny animal book.

Moomin: the Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip Volume 9
Hardcover
Writing and art by Lars Jansson
112 pages, black and white, US $19.95
Moomin: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip Volume 9 welcomes readers back to the beloved world of Moominvalley, where pancakes and jam are a perfectly acceptable supper and a damsel in distress can live in a pre-fabricated castle. The ninth volumeof Tove and Lars Jansson’s classic comic strip features the beloved ‘Fuddler and Married Life’ story. Together, the four stories in this collection display the poignancy, whimsy and philosophical bent that constitute the Moomins’ enduring appeal.”

Fantagraphics Books

Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck: “Son of the Sun”
Hardcover
Writing and art by Don Rosa
208 pages, full color, US $29.99
“We’re proud to present our first complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by contemporary fan favorite Don Rosa. Famed for his prizewinning ‘Life and times of Scrooge McDuck,’ Rosa wrote and drew a whopping two decades’ worth of ripping Scrooge and Donald yarns! Presented with sparkling color and ‘extras,’ these Duckburg epics are getting a definitive North American edition for the very first time – at a price even Scrooge would consider a bargain!”

Hermes Press

Scratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds #2
Written by Rob M. Worley, art by Joshua Buchanan and Mike Kunkel
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Things get worse for Scratch and his first aspect Garogga, the saber-tooth tiger, when their Ice Age journey leads to an encounter with Strick’s prehistoric aspect: The Cat Who Walks By Himself! Meanwhile, Penelope strikes a bargain with Dr. Schrodinger and uncovers one of his secrets. Plus: a surprising guest cat! All this and cover art by HeroBear & the Kid creator Mike Kunkel!”

IDW

Angry Birds Comics #2
Written by Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin, art by Paco Rodriques and Giorgio Cavazzano
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The Angry Birds are flying high in this fun-filled second issue! The Angry Birds take a trip to Piggyland but quickly learn it is definitely NOT the happiest place on Earth! Featuring the writing of two Eisner-nominated creators, these stories are guaranteed to please!”

Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #2
Written by Louise Simonson, art by Derek Charm
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Aku and his League of Extraordinary Villains have trapped Samurai Jack, Ben 10, the Powerpuff Girls and Ed, Edd and Eddy like bugs in a jar. (Okay, the Eds were a mistake!) Of course they’ll escape! Of course, there’ll be mayhem! Sheesh! What did Aku think would happen?”

Littlest Pet Shop #3 (of 5)
Written by Georgia Ball, written by Nico Pena and Antonio Campo
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Blythe’s spotless academic record is in jeopardy when she’s placed on a project with chronic under-achievers Whittany and Brittany Biskit. Meanwhile, the pets’ plan to help her out turns into a desperate search for Sunil when he’s trapped with a ball python! Everyone must find a way to work together or face dire consequences.”

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #7
Written by Jeremy Whitley, art by Tony Fleecs and Amy Mebberson
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Princess Luna faces her greatest challenge yet … making jokes in public! Luna turns to Pinkie Pie, the master of merriment, to help her find her funny bone. If Pinkie’s teachings backfire on Luna, there might be very few laughs to be found in Canterlot!”

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #21
Written by Ted Anderson, art by Agnes Garbowska and Bill Forster
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Some of our favorite Ponyville residents, including Applejack, Rarity and Fluttershy, visit Manehattan to see Trixie’s biggest magic trick yet: making the famous Ostlerheimer Diamond disappear! Only one thing goes wrong: the diamond disappears for real! All hoofs point to Trixie as the culprit, but not everything is as it seems in this magical Manehattan mystery!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #36
Writing and art by Kevin Eastman, written by Tom Waltz, art by Mateus Santolouco
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Leonardo and Splinter plan for the coming war with Shredder. As they meditate on what their true path must be, they are engulfed by darkness. And from that darkness emerges … the Rat King! Will his meddling with their minds lead to salvation or madness?”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #13
Written by Jackson Lanzing and David Server, art by Marcelo Ferreira and Dario Brizuela
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The Kraang have infiltrated the local zoo, and the mutation possibilities are endless! With no way in without being seen, the Turtles are at a loss to stop the mass mutation. Their only hope lies with April! Can she stop the Kraang’s newest scheme in time?”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #2 (of 4)
Written by Erik Burnham, art by Charles Paul Wilson III and David Petersen
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The Turtles’ journey through time continues, and the next stop is feudal Japan! The Turtles will meet some familiar faces and be forced to make one of the most important decisions of their lives. Will stopping the Shredder mean the end of the Turtles as we know them?”

My Little Pony: Animated, Vol. 3: The Return of Harmony
Trade Paperback
112 pages, full color, US $7.99
“The celebrated animated series comes to bookshelves! Revisit the inhabitants of Equestria and learn about the magic that friendship brings in this adaptation of the television series. This volume adapts season two episodes ‘Return of Harmony’ parts 1 and 2!”
crossie’s note: I didn’t leave out the “written/art by” line, there’s none listed (probably due to the nature of this book).

Rocky & Bullwinkle Classics, Vol. 2: Vacational Therapy
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Al Kilgore, written by Jack Mendelsohn and Dave Berg, art by Fred Fredericks, Jerry Robinson and Mel Crawford
124 pages, full color, US $17.99
“The earliest comic book adventures of America’s favorite moose and squirrel are collected here in Rocky & Bullwinkle Classics. Presenting re-mastered stories from original comics issues #5-8, enjoy classic moose-adventures like ‘Underwater Moose,’ ‘Petty Piracy,’ ‘Vacational Therapy,’ ‘Muscle Bound Moose,’ ‘Roll Call,’ ‘Dud Ringer’ and many more.”

Tales of the Teenage Mutan Ninja Turtles, Vol. 5
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Jim Lawson and Scott Cohn, writing by Sonia Murphy and Steve Murphy, art by Steph Durnais, D’Israeli and Dario Brizuela
Trade Paperback
140 pages, full color, US $19.99
“Volume 5 collects issues #9-12 of Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume Two, including the stories ‘The Path,’ ‘Kaddish,’ ‘The Quick and the Dead’ and ‘Paris Nocturne’ as well as back-up stories by classic and emerging Turtles writers and artists.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series, Vol. 1 2014
Trade Paperback
Written by Brian Lynch and Tom Waltz, art by Franco Urru, Andy Kuhn, Valerio Schiti, Ross Campbell and Dave Wilkins
104 pages, full color, US $17.99
“Four stand-alone tales centering on each Turtle! Raphael is looking for answers but finds Casey Jones instead. Michelangelo explores New York City and stumbles onto a high-stakes heist. Donatello goes incognito to a science fair and finds out that it’s being put on by none other than Baxter Stockman. And finally, Leonardo does battle with the ruthless Foot Clan.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Utrom Empire
Trade Paperback
Written by Paul Allor, art by Andy Kuhn
104 pages, full color, US $17.99
“Collecting the cosmos spanning mini-series, Utrom Empire takes us to the site of the Technodrome, where Krang’s plans to destroy the Earth are ramping up. Little does he know that Baxter Stockman plans to harness its power for himself! As the two villains scheme, one imprisoned robot holds the key to success – Fugitoid! Will he be able to reach out to the Turtles in time? All this plus the long-awaited story of Krang’s mission to preserve the alien Utrom race!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1: Change Is Constant 2014
Trade Paperback
Written by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz, art by Dan Duncan and Dave Wilkins
“See where the IDW TMNT story began with this special collection! The group is separated as Raphael wanders the streets of NYC in search of food and shelter. His brothers and Master Splinter are searching for him, but so far all they can find is trouble – in the form of mutant alley cat Old Hob and his gang of criminals! Join Tom Waltz, Dan Duncan and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman for the start of a wild ride!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original 1990 Motion Picture Special Edition
Hardcover
Writing and art by Peter Laird, art by Kevin Eastman and Eric Talbot
136 pages, full color, US $29.99
Taking it back to where the motion picture history of the TMNT started! Relive the classic 1990 TMNT movie with this collection of the original adaptation presented in all-new color. Also includes the full 62-page roughs from Kevin Eastman, as well as the cut scenes that were added back into the Mirage edition. The perfect companion to the ever-growing library of Eastman TMNT hardcovers!”

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Mice Templar IV: Legend #12
Writing and art by Michael Avon Oeming, written by Bryan J.L. Glass, art by Victor Santos and Serena Guerra
32 pages, full color, US $3.50, rated T, on sale Jul 30
“‘The Charge!’ The restored Templar face their greatest challenge: to put aside a generation of enmity and distrust and take on the might of the rat army in one desperate charge against their enemies, their insidious allies and the coming of dawn itself. But is the ‘Legend of Karic’ enough to dispel the tensions that simmer within the Templar ranks and to defy the Death Magic of the druids before all are lost?”

Rise of the Magi #3
Written by Marc Silvestri, art by Sumeyye Kesgin
32 pages, full color, US $3.50, rated T+, on sale Jul 23
“The wall between the world of man and the world of magic has cracked. Two realities never meant to coexist are bleeding into each other with terrifying results. Unimaginable horrors that belong there have come here. But as Asa and his gang of thieves and murders have discovered, horrors from the world of men have entered the realm of magic. And that may prove to be far, far worse.”
crossie’s note: This is a “never mind the solicit, the cover looks furry” entry.

Savage Dragon #198
Writing and art by Erik Larsen
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T+, on sale Jul 23
“Malcolm Dragon faces the Uncanny Ant-Menaces! The Ant Queen and her deadly Ant Men invade the surface world and one man stands in their way! A deadly new threat for the son of the Savage Dragon!”

Shutter #4
Written by Joe Keatinge, art by Leila Del Duca and Owen Gieni
32 pages, full color, US $3.50, on sale Jul 9
“Kate Kristopher has left the life she built to confront the life she left behind – and here there be monsters.”
crossie’s note: … and also Felix the cat on the cover.

The Superannuated Man #2
Writing and Art by Ted McKeever
32 pages, black and white, US $3.99, rated M, on sale Jul 23
“A simple supply run into Blackwater, a seaside town overrun by mutated animals, is anything but routine for He, one of the few remaining humans.”

Bad Dog, Vol. 1: In the Land of Milk and Money
Trade Paperback
Written by Joe Kelly, art by Diego Greco
184 pages, full color, US $19.99, rated M, on sale Jul 9
“Two bounty hunters, an angst-ridden werewolf and his deviant partner, stumble through the southwest in search of cash, booze and the meaning of life. Mostly, they find booze.”

Elephantmen Mammoth Volume 1
Trade Paperback
Written by Richard Starkings and Joe Kellly, art by Moritat, Chris Bachalo, Chris Burnham, Boo Cook, Marley Zarcone and Nick Bradshaw
488 pages, full color, US $29.99, rated M, on sale Jul 9
“Collecting 18 issues of Elephantmen back-to-back in one big volume! Includes the War Toys miniseries and one-shots!”

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Adventure Time #30
Written by Ryan North, art by Liz Prince, Carey Pietsch, Rebecca Tobin, Yumi Sakugawa, Jon Vermilyea and Mike Holmes
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“It’s a rad stand-alone Zine Special! Enjoy this crazy special as the citizens of Ooo create their own zines to share. Marceline has a lot to say about her music, Peppermint Butler has a few life tips for anyone who will listen (and everyone should listen) anFinn creates his very first journal comic. A sick homage to DIY mini-comics culture printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a zine from the Adventure Time gang!”

Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy #1 (of 6)
Written by Kent Osborne, art by Mad Rupert and Aimee Fleck
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Why we love it: Not only are the Banana Guards hilarious as the Candy Kingdom’s protectors, but this series is written by Kent Osborne, the head writer of the Adventure Time show. Kent is responsible for some of our favorite episodes of the show and we’re thrilled to have him write his first comic book. Why you’ll love it: If you love Adventure Time, you can’t beat a comic series written by the show’s head writer and the creator of Root Beer Guy! Also great if you like bananas. What it’s about: Turns out there is a lot to being a Banana Guard – but being a Banana is not mandatory. This crazy adventure follows Root Beer Guy as he starts his search for new recruits among Ooo’s citizens. Only the best will do in his quest to protect the Candy Kingdom!”

The Amazing World of Gumball #2
Written by Frank Gibson, art by Tyson Hesse and Missy Pena
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Gumball and Darwin might have done a lot of things that could be considered immature and dangerous in the long years that they’ve been alive, but none of that even comes close to what they’re about to do in this issue. May Anais have mercy on their souls.”

Bee and PuppyCat #3
Writing and art by Natasha Allegri
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Bee just wants to get paid! Sure, she might not be qualified for any actual jobs – or at least any jobs in the normal world – but she’s a hard worker … most of the time, and she gets stuff done … sometimes! This mission might be tougher than it looks: aliens always tend to complicate things. It’s a hard life but at least she has PuppyCat to help her out!”

Garfield #27
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“As the summer heats up, Garfield and the gang keep it cool with two all-new stories! First, a tall-tale telling mouse stirs things up for Garfield & Odie, and then Garfield must solve a whodunit: Who stole his Orange Meringue Pie?”
crossie’s note: It was everyone but Applejack.

HeroBear & the Kid: Saving Time #4 (of 5)
Writing and art by Mike Kunkel
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Von Klon continues his plot to take over at the stroke of midnight and it’s up to Tyler to save the day and his captured friends before Von Klon can officially destroy Christmas. With some luck on his side, Tyler might be able to stop Von Klon for good but will it be too late? And where is baby Henry?”

Peanuts #20
Writing and art by Charles M. Schulz
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“After Peppermint Patty throws a foul ball off of Charlie Brown’s head, Lucy decides there is only one course of action to take: It’s time to sue, Charlie Brown! ‘Legal Beagle’ and many more fun adventures can be found in this month’s all new issue of Peanuts.”

Regular Show #13
Written by Minty Lewis, art by Allison Strejlau and Andy Hirsch
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Why we love it: We’ve been publishing Regular Show for a year and it’s official: it is our favorite show and comic about two best bros just trying to get through their work day … with the craziest, most unexpected turns you can imagine. Why you’ll love it: If you’re a fan of Regular Show, then this is definitely something you don’t want to miss: storyboard artist and voice for Eileen, Minty Lewis, will be writing this issue. And if you haven’t seen the show, who better to show you around the Park? What it’s about: Eileen gets recruited to help Mordecai and Rigby decorate the park for the annual park party and it’s only a matter of time before something goes wrong … a small fire, three missing children and a crashed blimp later, things are only going to get worse and party hasn’t even started yet.”

Garfield Vol. 4
Trade Paperback
Written by Mark Evanier and Scott Nickel, art by Andy Hirsch and Gary Barker
128 pages, full color, US $13.99
“The good times continue to roll in this next collection of Garfield comic book stories. In this round, we see how the gang beats the heat, learn if Jon can finally stop being late, and if Nermal can set a world record. Also, Pet Force stops by!”

Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake Mathematical Edition
Hardcover
Writing and art by Natasha Allegri, art by Hanna Nance Partlow
224 pages, full color, US $39.99
“When Fionna rescues a feral flame boy from the Ice Queen, it starts on her on a quest she’ll never forget. It’s a crazy adventure with magic flan and magic wands, everything you need in a monster-fighting, queen-defeating, wacky story filled with friends and sweet, sweet justice. Join Cake the Cat and Fionna the Human in this totally algebraic new adventure, written and drawn by Fionna & Cake creator and Adventure Time storyboard artist Natasha Allegri! This totally mathematical hardcover edition features never-before-seen extras, including an inside look at the Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake comic!”

Kodansha Comics

Sherlock Bones Volume 6
Trade Paperback
Written by Yuma Ando, art by Yuki Sato
200 pages, black and white, US $10.99
With Takeru settling into his new job as a police officer, he and Sherdog take on their latest mystery in a case that involves the murder of a famous newscaster’s wife. But as Takeru tries to pin this grisly murder on the newscaster, he finds himself in conflict with Kento Munakata, the hot-shot, genius detective in charge of the case. Takeru and Sherdog will do all they can to solve this case, even if it means going above the detective’s head to get things done, but will Takeru’s rash actions hurt or help him in the end?”

Marvel

100th Anniversary Special #1 – Guardians of the Galaxy
Written by Andy Lanning, art by Gustavo Duarte and David Lopez
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“Just in time for the release of their seventh epic motion picture, the Guardians of the Galaxy are celebrating their 100th anniversary … by taking on the Silver Galactus!”

Disney Kingdoms: Figment #2 (of 5)
Written by Jim Zub, art by Filipe Andrade and John Tyler Christopher
32 pages, US $3.99, rated All Ages
“Revealing the origins of one of Disney’s most imaginative characters! An all-new steampunk fantasy story exploring the never-before-revealed first adventure of the inventor known as Dreamfinder and his famous dragon Figment! Chomped … by Chimera! Acclaimed creators Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) give a Marvel spin to the mind-expanding attraction Journey Into Imagination!”

Guardians of the Galaxy #17
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Ed McGuinness
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
“With some new faces on the team, it might be time for the Guardians to have a little team-building vacation. Or, you know, they can keep fighting alien warlords and galactic empires. Guess they’ll have to plan that team-building retreat for next month.”

Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy’s Most Wanted #1
Written by Will Corona Pilgrim, art by Andrea Di Vito and Jee-Hyung Lee
40 pages, US $3.99, rated T
“Rocket Raccoon and Groot – your favorite cosmic bounty hunters (and soon to be world-famous movie stars) – leap into action in an all-new adventure! Could it possibly happen? Is Groot attempting to arrest … his best bud Rocket? Plus: Reprinting Thor #314, featuring the Thunder God in cosmic combat with the mean, green Guardian known as Drax!”

Rocket Raccoon #1
Writing and art by Skottie Young
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
“All-new, in continuity series! As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of galactic battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a protector of the innocent, a heartthrob to the many female intergalactic species and now – a raccoon on the run? (I’m sorry, I’m sorry, a ‘formidable-and-expert-Guardian’ on the run. Rocket is NOT a raccoon, okay?) Rocket’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may soon be a thing of the past when he becomes a wanted man – and the authorities are not the only one on his TAIL! (We’ll definitely be overusing that pun!) Superstar creator brings his A-game as writer and artist on the series we’ve been waiting decades for. Because let’s be real, this is the only Guardian of the Galaxy you actually care about. Am I right?”

Nobrow Press

Hilda and the Black Hound
Hardcover
Writing and art by Luke Pearson
56 pages, full color, US $24
“In Hilda’s new adventure from the multiple Eisner award nominated Luke Pearson, our little lady meets the Nisse: a mischievious but charismatic bunch of misfits who occupy a world beside – but also somehow within – our own, where the rules of physics don’t quite match up. Meanwhile, on the streets of Trolberg, a dark spector looms!”
crossie’s note: Alphabetical order doesn’t mean series order; this is the fourth of the Hilda stories.

Hilda and the Bird Parade
Hardcover
Writing and art by Luke Pearson
44 pages, full color, US $24
“Getting used to life in the big city is proving difficult for Hilda. The diminuitive explorer is mstill missing the enchanted valleys and magical friends that surrounded her home in the fjords. But tonight is somehow different; tonight is the night of the mysterious Bird Parade. Finding herself lost on the streets of Trolberg, Hilda befriends a talking raven. Together they encounter all manner of bizarre creatures from outcast trolls to ferocious salt lions and deadly rat kings – maybe the city isn’t so boring after all. As the pair try to find their way home, it becomes clear that the amnesiac rave has an important mission to attend to, if only he could remember what it was.”
crossie’s note: This would be the third.

Hilda and the Midnight Giant
Hardcover
Writing and art by Luke Pearson
56 pages, full color, US $24
“Hilda finds her word turned upside down as she faces the prospect of having to leave her snowcapped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis. But why do the ‘Hidden Elves’ want her to leave? Why is it that only she can see them? And who is the giant that turns up in the night? This new edition includes an exciting illustrated glossary of giants!”
crossie’s note: This would be part the second.

Hilda and the Troll
Hardcover
Writing and art by Luke Pearson
40 pages, full color, US $18.95
“A new edition of Hilda’s first magical adventure in the land of Trolberg, by British Comic Award winner Luke Pearson. Hilda can never sit still for long without setting off on another adventure. She can’t resist exploring her enchanting world, a place where trolls walk, crows speak and mountains move. While on an expedition to illustrate the magical creatures of the mountains around her home, Hilda spots a mountain troll. As the blue-haired explorer sits and sketches, she slowly starts to nod off. By the time she wakes up, the troll has totally disappeared and, even worse, Hilda is lost in a snowstorm. On her way home, Hilda befriends a lonely wooden man and narrowly avoids getting squashed by a lost giant.”
crossie’s note: This would be the first. Because of course it would be.

Papercutz

Annoying Orange Volume 6: My Little Baloney
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Mike Kazaleh and Scott Shaw
64 pages, full color, US $7.99
“Will Marshmallow abandon the produce section to hang out with new friends in the cold cuts department? Friends such as Twilight Ham, Porkie Pie, Spamity, Applejerkie, Flutterball Turkey, Roastbeef Dash or Princess Pastrami? Or will Marshmallow simply find out that friendship is tragic? More fresh-squeezed mayhem from Orange the fruit bowl gang!”
crossie’s note: Also available in a hardcover version for $11.99 and Flutterball Turkey made me laugh.

Rio Volume 2: The Creature from Blu’s Lagoon
Trade Paperback
Written by Arie Kaplan, art by James Silvani
64 pages, full color, US $7.99
“The birds are back in town! In this all-new adventure, catch up with Blu, Jewel, Nigel and the rest of the gang after the events of FOX film Rio 2. It’s the only place to find an all-new Rio story!”
crossie’s note: Also available in a hardcover version for $12.99.

Perfect Square

Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 23
Trade Paperback
Written by Hidenori Kusaka, art by Satoshi Yamamoto
240 pages, black and white, US $9.99, rated all ages, on sale Jul 2
“Just as Green is about to meet her long-lost parents, they are sucked into a vortex created by a mysterious Pokémon! Red and blue want to help, but first they must improve their battle skills. Then, the Three Beasts of Team Rocket are up to their old tricks again!”

Pokémon Adventures: Black & White, Vol. 4
Trade Paperback
Written by Hidenori Kusaka, art by Satoshi Yamamoto
200 pages, black and white, US $12.99, rated all ages, on sale Jul 2
“Pokémon Trainer Black meets White, a Pokémon Trainer who runs a growing talent agency for performing Pokémon. Will Black catch show biz fever too? Meanwhile, mysterious Team Plasma is urging everyone to release their beloved Pokémon into the wild! What are they thinking? A thrilling meeting with one of the Elite Four strains Black’s brain. Then, it’s opening night for White’s Pokémon musical! Will everything go off without a hitch …? Not likely! And what will happen when another Trainer lures away White’s star performer, Tepig Gigi? Plus, will White ever overcome her fears and learn to battle with her Pokémon?!”
crossie’s note: Spoilers.

Red Anvil Inc

Owlgirls #1
Written by Robert J. Sodaro, art by Rachele Aragno and Dave Ryan
32 pages, partial color, US $3.99
“NYC, 1945, three mystical private detective sisters, better known as Owlgirls, live in a mortuary in SoHo. Often doing the bidding of Death by tracking down supernatural creatures, they also investigate murders, unsolved cases and assist in sundry other paranormal activities.”

Seven Seas Entertainment LLC

Monster Musume Volume 4
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Okayado
192 pages, black and white, US $12.99, rated mature themes
“What do world governments do when they learn that fantastical beings are not merely fiction, but flesh and blood – not to mention feather, hoof and fang? Why, they create new regulations, of course! ‘The Interspecies Cultural Exchange Accord’ ensures that these once-mythical cratures assimilate into human society – or else! When hapless human twenty-something Kurusu Kimihito becomes an involuntary ‘volunteef’ in the government homestay program for monster girls, his world is turned upside down. A reptilian lamia named Miia is sent to live with him, and worse, when a buxom centaur girl named Centorea and a scantily clad harpy named Papi movie into Kimihito’s house, what’s a full-blooded young man with raging hormones to do?”
crossie’s note: Here’s Fred’s review of the first volume.

Stan Lee’s Kids Universe

Dex T-Rex: The Mischievous Little Dinosaur
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Katya Bowser
32 pages, full color, US $5.99
“Dex is a mischievous little dinosaur who runs around creating havoc. He kicks! He smashes! He shreds! Until he realizes that his rambunctious actions have devastating effects to the animals and the forest. He resolves to make things right, and he sets out to fix everything he has demolished.”

Th3rd World Studios

The Stuff of Legend Omnibus – Expanded Edition
Hardcover
Art by Charles Paul Wilson III
260 pages, full color, US $29.99
“As Allied forces fight the enemy on Europe’s war-torn beaches, another battle begins in a child’s bedroom in Brooklyn when the nightmarish Boogeyman snatches a boy and takes him to the realm of The Dark. The child’s play-things, led by the toy soldier known as ‘The Colonel’, band together to stage a daring rescue. On their perilous mission they will confront the boy’s bitter and forgotten toys, as well as betrayal in their own ranks. The Stuff of Legend is a haunting and ultimately redemptive tale of loyalty, camaraderie and perseverance. This hardcover collection brings together the first two volumes of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel - The Dark and The Jungle - in one beautiful, 260-page edition. The book also contains never-before-printed character sketches and artwork by series artist and Russ Manning Award nominee, Charles Paul Wilson III.”

Titan Comics

Wallace & Gromit: The Newspaper Strips Volume 2
Hardcover
Written by Steve White, art by Mychailo Kazybrid and John Burns
136 pages, full color, US $14.99
“This collection chronicles the adventures of that quintessentially British inventor, Wallace and his ever-helpful canine companion, Gromit. The strip, which appears daily in The Sun, read by an audience of 2.3 million readers. The full-color strip features a self-contained, weekly-continuity that sees our plucky, bold inventor race from one hair-brained invention to the next with gusto, extreme silliness and more puns than you can shake a stick at!”

Top Shelf Productions

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century: The Complete Edition
Hardcover
Written by Alan Moore, art by Kevin O’Neill
256 pages, full color, US $29.95, rated mature themes
“The nineteenth century, expiring with a flourish of Moriarty and Martians, has left the division of Military Intelligence commanded by Mina Murray in a state of disrepair. While she and her lover Allan Quartermain have achieved a measure of eternal youth, recruiting new talents such as the trans-gendered immortal Orlando, the ghost-finder Thomas Carnacki and the gentleman thief A.J. Raffles to replace their deceased or missing colleagues. Now it is the early years of a new and unfamiliar century, and forces are emerging that appear to promise ruin for the Murray group, the nation and indeed the world, even were it to take a hundred years for this apocalyptic threat to come to its disastrous fruition. From the occult parlours and crime-haunted wharfs of 1910, through the criminal, mystical and psychedelic underworlds of 1969 to the financially and culturally desolated streets of 2009, the disintegrating remnants of Miss Murray and her League must combat not only the hidden hand of their undying adversary, but also the ethical and psychological collapse of this new era. And a lot of things can happen in a Century.
crossie’s note: And after over a decade of furry Previews lists, this is probably the first time a comic has been listed mostly on the power of a quick background gag that was cut from the final printing.

United Plankton Pictures

SpongeBob Comics #34
Written by Derek Drymon, art by Jerry Ordway and Gregg Schigiel
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
“In part 3 of the epic ‘Showdown at the Shady Shoals,’ SpongeBob says he knows how the first meeting between Mermaid Man and the sea-king Viro Rganto must have gone down. How does he know? Because he’s their biggest fan! Thus unfolds a spazzy, sponge-woven tale of underwater super villains and the power of friendship – all deliriously delineated by Jerry Ordway. Plus: This issue also features a round up of Wild West yarns – you know, the kind that take place underwater! First a mechanical bucking seahorse becomes the biggest fad – and the biggest rip-off – at the Krusty Krab in ‘Shucking Seahorse’! and in ‘Mixed Signals’ we find out what happens when bubble signals go wrong on the ocean prairie; and Tim Truman provides a seaweed and spaghetti western-style pin-up of ‘The Good, the Pat and the Squiddy’!”

Valiant Entertainment

Quantum and Woody #12
Written by James Asmus, art by Wilfredo Torres and Tom Fowler
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T+, on sale Jul 2
“Quantum and Woody took the battle straight to the enemy – the mad-science cabal called Edison’s Radical Acquisitions and their mysterious, monstrous new leader – and the enemy kicked their ass! When these rogue biologists (and roboticists) get their hands (and robo-claws) on their new lab subjects, Quantum and Woody are as good as vivisected! (And, by vivisected, we mean dead.)”

Vertigo

Fables #142
Written by Will Willingham,a rt by Mark Bunkingham, Steve Leialoha, Eric Shanower and Nimit Malavia
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated Mature Readers, on sale Jul 16
“As the denizens of Fabletown choose sides, Snow White and Rose Red prepare for the battle of their lives. Part two of the epic ‘Happily Ever After’ storyline continues here, featuring a backup story of Sinbad: The Last Story Ever Told, by Oz artist extraordinaire Eric Shanower.”

Fairest #27
Written by Mark Buckingham, art by Russ Braun and Adam Hughes
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated Mature Readers, on sale Jul 2
“In this new epic, refugees from Fabletown have returned to New York’s Castle Dark, and Reynard, now able to shapeshift from fox to man, travels the mundane world to regale the animals with tales of his exploits, rubbing the other Fables’ noses in his good fortune. Frustration at their restriction to the Farm threatens to become an issue once more! Can the animals find a way out of their situation?”

Yen Press

Soul Eater Volume 21
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Atsushi Ohkubo
192 pages, black and white, US $13, rated mature themes
“Young meisters battle to strengthen their weapons and eradicate the evil souls that threaten our world in this comedic action series! Crona’s crimes have become too terrible to ignore, and the troubled youth is added to the Shinigami’s list. Hoping to reach her friend first, Maka extends her soul perception ability to engulf the entire planet. But the sweep delivers even more than she had bargained for – the location of the Kishin’s hideout!”

Soul Eater Not! Volume 3
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Atsushi Ohkubo
224 pages, black and white, US $13
“A brand-new school-life story spun off of Atsushi Ohkubo’s New York Times-bestselling Soul Eater series! The attack on Eternal Feather is a cruel reminder that there is very real danger out there for the weapons and meisters of DWMA. Tsugumi is more determined than ever to develop her skills so that she can defend her friends in the future. But the road ahead is filled with challenges and silliness.”
crossie’s note: And that concludes another round of furry comics; check out the Previews tag to read a bunch of even older comic book solicits if you’re into that!

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Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.