HUNTERS OF SALAMANSTRA #5 CVR A MAIN
(W/A/CA) John Joseco
Adrien and Kessah's spirits are lifted at the first sign of plant life; they are another step closer to Gehenna. Along the way, however, they cross paths with an ally in need, along with two incompetent rivals, and an enemy they should have hoped never to cross paths with. (STL045110)
40pgs, B&W SRP: $4.99
MARRY ME TP VOL 01
(W) Bobby Crosby (A/CA) Remy Eisu Mokhtar
A romantic comedy about a world-famous pop star, frustrated with her love life, who marries a random fan holding a MARRY ME sign at one of her concerts. If you missed the now sold-out first issue of Marry Me, you're in luck, as this volume collects issues #1-5! (STL045114)
SC, 104pgs, FC SRP: $14.99
RC MONROES OUT THERE VOL 04 APPLYING THE RULES (MR)
(W/A/CA) R.C. Monroe
This collection begins with Miriam embarking on a tour with Steven, her new musician-boyfriend. Whatever expectations she had about the tour and the relationship, she spends most of this volume as the uninvited but ultimately very welcome house guest of her high school frenemies Wally and Rebecca. Includes the previously-unpublished bonus story "Hollow E'en." (STL045116)
SC, 200pgs, B&W SRP: $14.99
SOFTBALL #1 CVR A WIJAYA
(W) Bobby Crosby (A) Bill Blankenship (CA) Admira Wijaya
Based on a hit YouTube series that's racked up over 100 million views, Softball features a ragtag group of friends who were brought together by their love of the game! In this action-packed first issue, star outfielder Fireball gets the rocket-powered jet shoes he's always dreamed of to help him rob home runs, but his dream turns into a nightmare when he loses control and zooms off the map! Can the softball crew save him from a fiery death? (STL045117)
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99
KENZER & COMPANY
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #244
(W/A/CA) Jolly Blackburn
This multiple award-winning comic magazine features the hilarious ongoing misadventures of a group of gamers (the Knights) and their gaming cohort. It also includes regular columns and special features providing useful role-playing resources, game reviews and aids on incorporating pop culture into your gaming resources. It's a slice of (fantasy) life reflected in strips, articles, reviews and features, and a positive celebration of gaming culture! (STL045131)
64pgs, B&W SRP: $5.99
MERMAID OF MONGAGUA GN (KINGPIN) (C: 0-0-1)
(W) Thiago M. Martins, Marcos P. Marques (A/CA) Thiago M. Martins
An aspiring actress takes acting classes with a taxidermist. And the taxidermist seeks inspiration by invading his clients' privacy. An uninspired movie director is submitted to a burlesque-style hypnotherapy. And a soothsayer sees the future in his own tattoos. This is happening in Mongaguá, a place so peculiar it has its own real Mermaid. At least, that's what people say. An outrageously different and imaginative tale of revenge and no-redemption by MTV Brazil creators Thiago Moraes Martins and Marcos Paulo Marques. (STL045203) (C: 0-0-1) NOTE: Not available in Portugal, Poland, Brazil
HC, 7x10, 80pgs, FC SRP: $17.99
PETALS HC (KINGPIN) (C: 0-0-1)
(W) Gustavo Borges (A) Gustavo Borges, Cris Peter (CA) Gustavo Borges
During a long winter, a family of foxes struggles to survive the merciless cold. One day, one of the cubs leaves his house looking for much-needed firewood and crosses his path with a tall and peculiar bird wearing a singular top hat. A beautifully illustrated and deeply touching story of friendship and selflessness by young Brazilian prodigy Gustavo Borges and Eisner Award-nominee colorist Cris Peter. (STL045204) (C: 0-0-1) NOTE: Not available in Portugal, Poland, Brazil
HC, 8x11, 48pgs, FC SRP: $14.99
ULTRA PIG NIPPONIC ROULETTE HC (KINGPIN) (C: 0-0-1)
(W) Mario Freitas (A/CA) Osvaldo Medina
October 10, 1978. During the twinning cerimony between the Portuguese city of Aveiro and the Japanese city of Oita, the young Ultra Pig is kidnapped by three local businessmen and used as currency in a nefarious partnership with high-ranking officers of the Yakuza. Fearing for his son's life, the illustrious Calouste Pig risks to face alone the bizarre joint-venture, but ends up getting caught in a very unusual sort of roulette. A very bizarre and very deadly game of roulette, like something out of a Tintin book, but on a cocktail of Manga influences and a ton of crazy. (STL045205) (C: 0-0-1) NOTE: Not available in Portugal
HC, 7x10, 48pgs, FC SRP: $14.99
RICKETY STITCH & GELATINOUS GOO GN VOL 01 ROAD TO EPOLL (C:
(W) Ben Costa, James Parks (A/CA) Ben Costa
The Hobbit meets Cartoon Network's smash-hit Adventure Time in this full-color graphic novel series kickoff as a singing skeleton searches for his origins alongside his adorable gelatin monster sidekick! Rickety Stitch is a walking, talking, singing skeleton minstrel, the only animated skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul. He has no idea who he used to be when he was covered in a living, breathing sack of meat and skin. His only clue to his former identity is a song he hears snippets of in his dreams, an epic bard's tale that could also explain the old fog covering the comical fantasy land of Eem. Oh, and his sidekick and only friend is a cube of sentient goo. In this rollicking first volume, Rickety encounters imps, gnomes, giants, unicorns, a mysterious lady knight, and other fantasy dwellers on his quest to uncover his identity and spread his (painfully bad) music far and wide. Available in softcover and hardcover editions. (STL044830) (C: 0-1-0)
SC, 7x10, 208pgs, FC SRP: $14.99
RICKETY STITCH & GELATINOUS GOO HC GN VOL 01 ROAD TO EPOLL (
(W) Ben Costa, James Parks (A/CA) Ben Costa
James Parks and Ben Costa
The Hobbit meets Cartoon Network's smash-hit Adventure Time in this full-color graphic novel series kickoff as a singing skeleton searches for his origins alongside his adorable gelatin monster sidekick!
Rickety Stitch is a walking, talking, singing skeleton minstrel, the only animated skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul. He has no idea who he used to be when he was covered in a living, breathing sack of meat and skin.
His only clue to his former identity is a song he hears snippets of in his dreams, an epic bard's tale that could also explain the old fog covering the comical fantasy land of Eem...
Oh, and his sidekick and only friend is a cube of sentient goo.
In this rollicking first volume, Rickety encounters imps, gnomes, giants, unicorns, a mysterious lady knight, and other fantasy dwellers on his quest to uncover his identity and spread his (painfully bad) music far and wide. (STL044832) (C: 0-1-0)
HC, 7x10, 208pgs, FC SRP: $18.99
AHO GIRL (CLUELESS GIRL) GN VOL 01 (C: 0-1-0)
Equal parts cute, silly, and subversive, the four-panel comedy manga Ahogaru was a surprise hit in Japan. Fans of anarchic slice-of-life gag manga like Azumanga Daioh, these are the new laughs you've been waiting for! Yoshiko is a hopefully clueless high school girl. Her rock-paper-scissors strategy is "rock." She somehow gets zeroes on multiple-choice tests. And she has an often-nearly-fatal weakness for bananas. Her devoted friends have no choice but to hang around and make sure nobody takes advantage of her. (Of course, the entertainment value might have something to do with it, too.) Cute characters, weird gags, and lots and lots of bananas! (STL044842) (C: 0-1-0)
SC, 6x9, 176pgs, B&W SRP: $12.99
AIR GEAR GN VOL 36 (C: 1-1-0)
(W/A/CA) Oh Great
Everybody knows that Itsuki is the most fearsome skater around. With his high-tech Air Gear skates, his moves are so smooth they're almost like flying. But when you're the best, someone always wants to take you down. Action, adventure, and high-stakes competition — and that's just the beginning! (STL044843) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the UK, Australia, Singapore or the Philippines.
SC, 208pgs, B&W SRP: $10.99
APPLESEED ALPHA HC GN VOL 01 (C: 0-1-0)
(W) Masamune Shirow, Iou Kuroda (A/CA) Iou Kuroda
A prequel to the cyberpunk franchise Appleseed by Shirow Masamune, creator of The Ghost in the Shell. In the 22nd century, New York City is a war-torn place ruled by warlords and a giant robot mayor with three eyes and a three-piece suit. While there, Deunan and her cyborg lover Briareos stumble across two citizens of a legendary utopia. It’s up to them to guard what could be humanity’s best chance to rebuild. Note: New format and increased page count. (STK683041) (C: 0-1-0)
RES. from Previews Vol. XXV #8 (AUG151587)
HC, 6x9, 440pgs, B&W SRP: $24.99
CLOCKWORK PLANET GN VOL 03 (C: 0-1-0)
(W) Yuu Kamiya, Tsubaki Himana (A/CA) Kuro
Naoto's a high school dropout and brilliant amateur tinkerer. He lives in a world that has been so over-exploited that the entire surface has become one vast machine. When a box crashes into his home containing a female automaton, it's a harbinger of change that will rock the entire globe, and give Naoto his chance to be a hero. (STL044844) (C: 0-1-0)
SC, 200pgs, B&W SRP: $12.99
COMPLEX AGE GN VOL 05 (C: 1-1-0)
(W/A/CA) Yui Sakuma
Cosplayers and fangirls will identify with the struggles the characters face, like balancing work, school, and hobbies, dealing with creepy convention-goers, and bullying. Twentysomething temp worker Nagisa Kataura lives like an average young woman — but she has a secret life. When she's not sitting at her day job, she spends most of her time transforming into her favorite anime and manga characters through the art of cosplay. Worried about being thought childish and nerdy, Nagisa struggles to keep her hobby a secret. (STL044845) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the UK, Australia, Singapore or the Philippines.
SC, 208pgs, B&W SRP: $12.99
FAIRY TAIL RHODONITE GN VOL 01 (C: 1-1-0)
(W) Hiro Mashima, Kyouta Shibano (A/CA) Hiro Mashima
Since his sneering face first appeared, the Iron Dragon Slayer Gajeel Redfox has been a fan favorite among Fairy Tail fans. Now he's getting his very own adventure, all in one book! The "lone dragon" Gajeel Redfox has always been easy to spot even among the boisterious wizards of the Fairy Tail guild, but now he's disappeared! At the same time, a jailbreak rocks Fiore. What ties these events together? The answer lies in Gajeel's shady and selfish past! (STL044855) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the UK, Australia, Singapore or the Philippines.
SC, 5x7, 176pgs, B&W SRP: $10.99
FAIRY TAIL DAY PLANNER (C: 1-1-0)
(W/A/CA) Hiro Mashima
A day planner for Fairy Tail guild members: students, grown-ups, and S-class wizards alike!
This planner is full of color Fairy Tail illustrations, games, quizzes, character interviews, and even bonus manga in the back by Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima that you can't read anywhere else! It even includes stickers, so you can customize it and make your planner totally unique. This day planner can be used for the academic year for students, or for the upcoming calendar year. Includes 50 pages of special bonus manga by Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima! (STL044854) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the UK, Australia, Singapore or the Philippines.
SC, 5x7, 160pgs, B&W SRP: $12.99
FIRE FORCE GN VOL 04 (C: 1-1-0)
(W/A/CA) Atsushi Ohkubo
The city of Tokyo is in the grip of a reign of terror! Possessed by demons, people have begun to burst into flame, leading to the establishment of a special firefighting team: the Pyrofighters, ready to roll on a moment's notice to fight spontaneous combustion anywhere it might break out. But the team is about to get a very unique addition: Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous "devil's footprints" (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can the Pyrofighters discover the source of this strange phenomenon and put a stop to it? Or will the city burn to ashes first? (STL044846) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.
SC, 200pgs, B&W SRP: $10.99
INUYASHIKI GN VOL 07 (MR) (C: 1-0-0)
(W/A/CA) Hiroya Oku
Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. He looks much older than his 58 years, his children despise him, and his wife thinks he's a useless coward. So when he's diagnosed with stomach cancer and given three months to live, it seems the only one who'll miss him is his dog. Then a blinding light fills the sky, and the old man is killed... only to wake up later in a body he almost recognizes as his own. Can it be that Ichiro Inuyashiki is no longer human? Can he use this new body to help the helpless and finally win the respect of his family? And, most importantly, is he the only one in possession of these strange abilities? (STL044847) (C: 1-0-0)
SC, 200pgs, B&W SRP: $12.99
KISS HIM NOT ME GN VOL 11 (C: 1-1-0)
Kae is a hardcore fujoshi, the type of female manga fan who loves to read stories of handsome boys getting into initimate situations with each other and often "ships" together characters from her favorite titles. However, her fervent passion for manga and anime causes an accident that comes with surprising results. The once homely and overweight fangirl has become an overwhelmingly cute girl who now turns heads everywhere she goes. With her new looks, Kae has caught the attention of a group of handsome boys who all want to date her, but in the end, Kae is still a fujoshi at heart, and rather than receive kisses from them, she would get much more enjoyment out of seeing those boys make out with each other. (STL044848) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the UK, Australia, Singapore or the Philippines.
SC, 176pgs, B&W SRP: $10.99
LAND OF THE LUSTROUS GN VOL 01 (C: 1-1-0)
(W/A/CA) Haruko Ichikawa
An elegant new action manga for fans of Sailor Moon and the litany of comics and animation that it inspired, Land of the Lustrous is set in a far future Earth, where humanity's distant descendants live on in a small group of sexless crystalline beings who must fight off an invasion from the Moon. The young gem Phosphorite can't seem to do anything right. "Phos" has nothing but a big mouth and guts. Cinnabar, a classmate, is a loner, shunned by the other gems because of the toxins emitted from their body. But when they get together, they will learn that they both have an essential role to play in the fight against the Moonfolk, who are intent on coming to Earth to abduct the gem folk and destroy their world. (STL044856) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the UK, Australia, Singapore or the Philippines.
SC, 6x9, 200pgs, B&W SRP: $12.99
NORAGAMI STRAY GOD GN VOL 18 (C: 1-1-0)
Yato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he’ll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can’t afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school. (STL031916) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the UK, Australia, Singapore or the Philippines.
RES. from Previews Vol. XXVI #12 (DEC161784)
SC, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $10.99
PRINCESS JELLYFISH GN VOL 05 (C: 0-1-0)
(W) Akiko Higashimura
Tsukimi Kurashita moves into the Amamizukan to take refuge with other geek girls. But real life has a way of crashing in, even when you're hiding among socially-inept manga artists, history buffs, and doll fanatics. A chance encounter with a young woman (who's actually a man — and the black sheep in a wealthy family) puts Tsukimi on a path she never thought she'd travel: that of fashion designer and entrepreneur! But with so many valuable secrets floating around, predators are bound to smell blood in the water. (STL044849) (C: 0-1-0)
SC, 6x9, 400pgs, B&W SRP: $19.99
REAL ACCOUNT GN VOL 07 (C: 1-1-0)
(W) Okushou (A/CA) Shizumu Watanabe
After the death of their parents, Ataru Kashiwagi and his younger sister, Yuri, depend on each other. Ataru works hard at high school and his job, and spends his leisure time on a social media site: Real Account. Eventually, he hits 1,500 followers, but he sometimes wonders how much they really care about him. One night, the screen ominously begins to glitch, only displaying: The Game Will Now Begin. In the blink of an eye, Ataru finds himself transported into Real Account's loading screen — except now it's a 3-D lobby! Before them stands Marble, the smiley-faced announcer. With a sinister cheerfulness, Marble says, "If you die in here, you die out there... and so do all your followers!" (STL044850) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the UK, Australia, Singapore or the Philippines.
SC, 200pgs, B&W SRP: $10.99
VINLAND SAGA GN VOL 09 (C: 1-1-0)
(W/A/CA) Makoto Yukimura
The epic action manga for fans of Game of Thrones. A story of war, royal intrigue, suspense and revenge set against the Viking Age of the 10th-century. After months of hard labor as a farm slave, Thorfinn begins to realize what his father meant by the words, "A true warrior needs no sword." Perhaps he can find a new purchase on life in the mysterious land he heard tell of in his childhood: the continent to the west known as Vinland. (STL044941) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the UK, Australia, Singapore or the Philippines.
HC, 6x9, 400pgs, B&W SRP: $22.99
XXXHOLIC REI GN VOL 04 (C: 1-1-0)
The highly anticipated return of high school medium Watanuki and the mysterious witch, Yuko, as they take on new wishes and new enemies! In xxxHOLiC Rei, Kimihiro Watanuki continues his relationship with the Space-Time Witch, Yuko. In her mysterious shop where wishes are granted — for a price — will he discover even more secrets? And what will he have to trade this time for the answers he seeks? (STL044942) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the UK, Australia, Singapore or the Philippines.
SC, 208pgs, B&W SRP: $10.99