Free Comic Book Day 2020 to Take Place July 15 through September 9

Free Comic Book Day, the comic book industry’s largest annual promotional event, is traditionally scheduled to take place the first Saturday in May each year. However, the impact and spread of COVID-19 prevented the event from being celebrated at its normal time this year. Now, the beloved event has been rescheduled and reworked to take place throughout July and early September in order to accommodate social-distancing and store capacity regulations across the country, effectively making it Free Comic Book Summer!

Scheduled to take place between July 15 and September 9, comic shops will receive five to six Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) titles in their weekly shipments during each week of the promotional window. Release of these titles may vary from shop to shop, as retailers are encouraged to release the books as they see fit for their unique circumstances. Retailers may release one free title a day, may make all of that week’s free titles available at once, or any other plan that works for them. Free Comic Book Summer is designed to be flexible and customizable so retailers and fans can get the most out the event.

“Every year, Free Comic Book Day is our big event to thank current comics fans, welcome back former fans and invite those new to comics to join the fun,” said Joe Field, originator of FCBD, and owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, CA. “In this very different year, Free Comic Book Day is more like Free Comic Book Summer... and there’s so much fun to discover in this year's FCBD comics! So many cool stories are available for this stretched-out Free Comic Book Day 2020. I'm confident long-time fans and newcomers alike are going to find a story that'll make them want to visit their local comic shop every week! Fans, bring your friends and family and head to your local comic shop every week starting July 15 through September 9 to check out the new, and fantastic, free comics available that week!”

Free Comic Book Summer will feature 45 of the previously announced titles from publishers like Marvel Comics, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, DC, and more! The 45 titles are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes and run the gamut from superhero stories, to TV and movie tie-ins, to sci-fi adventures, all-ages tales, and beyond. There will also be two educational support titles from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Gemstone Publishing.

A complete listing of all 45 FCBD titles, including the 10 Gold Sponsor and 35 Silver Sponsor comic books, can be viewed online at www.freecomicbookday.com. A release schedule of when titles will be hitting comic shops is available below!

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COMICS AVAILABLE ON JULY 15

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Huang Danlan (A/CA) Dan Mora
Meet The Ranger Slayer - AKA Kimberly Hart, the Pink Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, from the
alternate universe ruled by Lord Dakkon! Discover her full origin story, collected together for the first time with content from Saban's Go Go Power Rangers #9-12 and the exclusive short story from the sold-out Shattered Grid Deluxe Edition. This is the perfect jumping-on point for any new fan and sets the stage for one of the biggest moments in Power Rangers history!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #29

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Trish Forstner (CA) Brenda Hickey
A new era of My Little Pony begins! Join Twilight Sparkle and friends as they adjust to new responsibilities, new friendships and new dangers! This is where IDW's "Season 10" of My Little Pony comics begins, officially picking up where the recently concluded and long-running My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic television finale leaves off!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
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MARVEL COMICS (BUY - SELL)
(A) Pepe Larraz
FCBD is headlined by a brand new X-Men story by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz that will lead into a game-changing summer for all of X!  Plus: a secret second story foreshadowing an upcoming epic tale by Tom Taylor and Iban Coello.   Stay tuned in the months to come for exciting announcements about Marvel's Gold title on freecomicbookday.com!
Rating: Teen
In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
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LEV GLEASON
(W) Keith Morris, Adrien Benson (A) Esteban Calvi, Sergio Carrera (CA) Andrew Thomas, Donovan Yaciuk
Tom Evans, Known to the world as Captain Canuck, died saving the planet from an alien invasion... or so we thought. Having been flung through an inter-dimensional space engine he now finds himself stranded on an alien world deep within the universe someplace... Beyond. Back on Earth, Captain Battle, America's genius Army inventor, has suited up to track down the last remnants of those who betrayed Earth during the Invasion, starting with HALO's Saskia Reid. Join Canadian writer Adrien Benson and American writer Keith WTS Morris as they join forces (along with artists Sergio Carrera and Esteban Calvi) as they take you around the world and deep into space!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
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PAPERCUTZ
(W) Rene Goscinny (A) Albert Uderzo
Asterix is celebrating 60 sensational years as an international comics superstar, and Papercutz is now his North American publisher! The stories are newly translated into American English for a whole new legion of  fans! The story of Asterix starts here as we discover what gives the Gaul his super strength and quick wit!
Rating: All-Ages

In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
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JY
(W) Svetlana Chmakova
A preview of the new Weirn Books series from Svetlana Chmakova, creator of Nightschool, featuring a new town and an all-new cast of characters for young readers coming Summer 2020! Welcome to the Night Realm, filled with shifters, vampires, weirns, and other human-passing night things. The town might be a dangerous place full of rogue magic and things that would kill you or eat you in a heartbeat... but school is still in session. AND you still have to do your homework!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
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COMICS AVAILABLE ON JULY 22

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Joshua Dysart, Tim Seeley (A) Various (CA) Graham Bartholomew (A/CA) Doug Braithwaite
Exploding out of the blockbuster Bloodshot movie starring international action powerhouse Vin Diesel, comes the hottest universe in comics! Follow the nanite-enhanced commando into battle with an all-new adrenaline-charged Bloodshot story from NYT bestselling writer Tim Seeley (Grayson). Then, it's a timeless tale from the life of X-O Manowar from Eisner Award-nominated writer, Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters) in "The Unimaginable." Get all this, and more, as Valiant celebrates 30 years of comics greatness right here in the Valiant 2020: The Year of Heroes FCBD Special!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 22, 2020
SRP: PI
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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Juan Doe
We all know the story of Noah's Ark. This is the story of the other ark, the one full of vampires and ghouls and manticore and the like. And on a ship filled with monsters, every decision - those driven by reason and those driven by instinct - can be the difference between life and death. An all-new story of the Dark Ark by Cullen Bunn and Juan Doe!
Rating: Teen
In Shops: July 22, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #32

DRAWN & QUARTERLY
(W) Ancco, Yeon-Sik Hong, Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, Yeong-Shin Ma (A) Ancco, Yeon-Sik Hong, Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, Yeong-Shin Ma
This sampler features the best of the contemporary Korean Manhwa scene. This FCBD issue spotlights Yeon-sik Hong's family saga Umma's Table, Keum Suk Gendry-Kim's documentary of Korean "comfort women" Grass, Ancco's story of female friendship Bad Friends, and Yeong-shin Ma's examination of middle-aged women, Moms. The Korean comics industry is rich and diverse and was virtually unexplored in North America until D+Q's release of Yeon-sik Hong's masterful Uncomfortably Happily in 2017, translated by indie cartoonist superstar Hellen Jo. Since then, D+Q has enlisted the services of award-winning translator Janet Hong to become the leading English publisher of Manhwa.

Rating: Mature Readers
In Shops: July 22, 2020
SRP: PI
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MARVEL COMICS (BUY - SELL)
(W) Donny Cates (A) Ryan Stegman
Marvel's Silver-level FCBD title provides two exciting tales connected to the coming major storylines in Venom, Amazing Spider-Man and Black Cat from top creators Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Jed MacKay, Patrick Gleason and more!
Rating: Teen
In Shops: July 22, 2020
SRP: PI
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TITAN COMICS
(W) Anne Toole (A/CA) Ann Maulina
An exclusive lead-in story to the brand-new Horizon: Zero Dawn ongoing comic series! Discover a far-future Earth full of epic natural beauty, where awe-inspiring machines are the dominant species. Talanah, Sunhawk of the Hunters Lodge, struggles to find purpose after Aloy, her trusted friend, disappears. When a mysterious new threat emerges in the wilds, she returns to her roots as a hunter to defeat it, only to learn that a whole new breed of mechanized killers stalks the land!
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Rating: Teen
In Shops: July 22, 2020
SRP: PI
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COMICS AVAILABLE ON JULY 29

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Micol Ostow, Jamie L Rotante (A/CA) Thomas Pitilli, Brittney Williams
Archie launches their "Blue Ribbon" line of Original Graphic Novels, starting with a pair of all-new stories featuring the worlds of Betty & Veronica: The Bond of Friendship and CW's Riverdale! Be the first to get a glimpse at the stories by Micol Ostow, Jamie Rotante, Brittney Williams, Thomas Pitilli and more! Plus, get a sneak peek at Scholastic's latest original Archie titles coming soon to comic shops!
Rating: Teen
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #29

DARK HORSE - BUY SELL
(W) Greg Pak, McCranie, Stephen (A) Gabriella Antali (CA) Ron Chan (A/CA) McCranie, Stephen
Two adventures for all ages! In Stranger Things, the Scoops Troop discovers that young Erica Sinclair smuggled out a dangerous object from the Russian facility below Starcourt Mall and they must once more come together to find a safe solution before government authorities discover the threat they pose! Then in the world of Minecraft, a young middle-schooler discovers puberty is stranger than she imagined. With the help of her friend, she learns just how fun being different can be as she explores her new Minecraft powers in the real world!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
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DYNAMIC ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Darick Robertson
Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman and The Female are The Boys: a CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most lethal force on Earth: superpower. Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them... sometimes they need to be taken out of the picture. That's when you call in The Boys.
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Rating: Mature
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
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GOLDEN APPLE BOOKS
(W) Richard Fairgray (A/CA) Richard Fairgray
Two stories - and a few extra monstrous tales - from the mind of Richard Fairgray! First is an All-New Blastosaurus: There is barely a person in Freak Out City who he hasn't saved from a monster or robot or internet scam. Yup, Blasto is just a likeable hero, unless of course, you're one of the monstrous villains he's repeatedly defeated. Introducing the Monsters Against Blasto the Ugly Triceratops: Tailed Heroes Usually Ruin Things Society (M.A.B.U.T.T.H.U.R.T.S for short)! Every one of these monsters has tangled with our saurian hero and every one of them has a story to tell. Also, a sneak peek from the highly anticipated Black Sand Beach OGN, as the nightmares continue for Dash and his crew at his family's beach house. Forever warned by the grown-ups to stay away from the Mulchucks, their creepy neighbors, it's hard to escape them. Rated 8 & Up.
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #35

RANDOM HOUSE GRAPHIC
(W) Lucy Knisley, Lincoln Peirce (A) Lucy Knisley, Lincoln Peirce
The ultimate FCBD title featuring two very unique stories that readers of all ages will love and get excited for. The first is a look at bestselling author Lucy Knisely's upcoming graphic novel Stepping Stones, which tells the story of a young girl named Jen dealing with drastic change when her mother and her mother's new boyfriend move her out of the city and onto a farm. What comes next is dealing with the loss of her previous family life, and learning to embrace a new one including the addition of two (almost) step-sisters. The issue will also feature new exclusive content from Lincoln Pierce's beloved and acclaimed Max and The MidKnights, a series about friendship and adventure, centering on Max who dreams of becoming a knight! The next book in the series is set to release in Fall 2020.
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
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DC BUY SELL
(W) Shea Fontana, Derek Fridolfs (A/CA) Marcelo Di Chiara, Dustin Nguyen
DC's "flipbook" style sampler is sized to match the dimensions of DC's middle grade titles and will feature the first chapters of Batman: Overdrive and Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime. In Batman: Overdrive, driven to solve the mystery of his parents' murders, teen loner Bruce Wayne sharpens his detective and fighting skills as he searches Gotham City for clues to the identity of those responsible. Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime is an anthology that combines characters from the DC Universe with classic fairytales, and encourages middle-grade audiences to read on their own with short, hilarious stories. In addition, this free sampler includes sneak peeks at My Video Game Ate My Homework and Primer, which feature all-new original characters.
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #33

COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 5

ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Rahzzah
J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, co-creator of Sense8, and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spiderman, Thor, and Superman: Earth One, returns to comics, teaming with Mike Deodato Jr., the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for a new universe of heroes and villains. A global disaster leaves hundreds of millions dead in its wake. Shortly after, a few thousand suddenly manifest superhuman powers. Are they harbingers of more perils to come... or Earth's last hope?
Rating: Teen
In Shops: August 5, 2020
SRP: PI
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Sarah Stern, Dozerdraws, Maarta Laiho, Aubrey Aiese, Polterink (A) Polterink, Maarta Laiho, Dozerdraws, Aubrey Aiese (A/CA) Sarah Stern
Join April, Mal, Molly, Jo, and Ripley as they say farewell to the most magical summer of the
Lumberjanes' lives in an all-new story from the New York Times bestselling phenomenon, perfect for readers new and old alike!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 5, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #33

NEW ENGLAND COMICS
(W) Jeff McClelland (A) Ian Nichols
The Tick is back for his 11th Free Comic Book Day featuring an all-new story by Jeff McClelland and Ian Nichols! The Tick has always been one of the most popular FCBD comics. This year's exciting tale is easily summarized: THE TICK IS POSSESSED BY AN ALIEN PARASITE! How will Arthur, Caped Cod and the other heroes rescue their friend when his Tickly powers are controlled by a CREATURE FROM BEYOND THIS EARTH!?! Don't miss out on this exciting new chapter of one of the longest running independent comic books. SPOOOOOON!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 5, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #37

PENGUIN WORKSHOP
(W) Brett Bean (A/CA) Brett Bean
The lion has gone missing? The king cobra has vanished? Sounds like a job for the Zoo Patrol Squad! Timid Fennlock Fox and outgoing Penny the Pig team up for their first adventure as they look for clues to track down the missing animals in their usually peaceful zoo!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 5, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #38

TOKYOPOP
Bibi & Miyu: When a new student from Japan joins Bibi's class, she fits in immediately, but Bibi is suspicious. She knows Miyu has a secret, and she's determined to figure it out! Bibi's journey takes her all the way to Japan, and while learning about all the new things and magic in this foreign land, she realizes that maybe she and Miyu can be friends after all! PLUS: The Fox & the Little Tanuki, in which a once-great Fox Spirit, imprisoned by the gods for arrogance, must figure out how to be an actually-great babysitter to a mischievous little tanuki or risk being stuck without his powers forever!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 5, 2020
SRP: PI
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IMAGE COMICS BUY-SELL
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Cory Walker
Soon to Be An Animated Series on Amazon Prime! Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. The only major difference is his dad is the most powerful superhero on the planet! That, and Mark seems to be inheriting his father's powers! If you've never read the Best Superhero Comic in the Universe, now's the time!
Reprint Material
Rating: Teen
In Shops: August 5, 2020
SRP: PI
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COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 12

DARK HORSE - BUY SELL
(W) Jody Houser, Neil Gaiman (A) P. Craig Russell (CA) Galen Showman (A/CA) Hunter Bonyun
Captivating stories from two expansive worlds! In Critical Role, the legends of Vox Machina travel far and wide... but which ones are just colorful flights of fancy, and which are actually true? Gather 'round as several of these tall tales are told, each more far-fetched than the last. Then get an introduction to the world of Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, a new comic series adapted by award-winning comics artist P. Craig Russell that will feature art by Jerry Ordway, Mike Mignola, Jill Thompson, and more of comics' greats!
Rating: Mature
In Shops: August 12, 2020
SRP: PI
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ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
(W) Eric Powell (A/CA) Eric Powell
There are many tales of Rondel the wandering Hillbilly, but this one is FREE! Eric Powell (The Goon) brings you an all new story from his hit fantasy series this Free Comic Book Day! When a village comes under the thumb of a serpent out of Rusty Creek Cave, the old wizard, James Stoneturner, instructs them to seek a hermit who lives deep in the hills, by the name of Rondel, to slay the beast.
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 12, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #32

DRAWN & QUARTERLY
(W) John Stanley (A/CA) John Stanley
Drawn & Quarterly is excited to offer a Free Comic Book Day comic from its archival series of the great children's classic comic book series, Marge's Little Lulu by John Stanley! Lulu Moppet is back with even more outlandish adventures and misadventures, as the cartoonist John Stanley settles into kooky and entertaining suburban storylines starring Lulu, Tubby, Alvin, and the rest of the beloved gang!
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Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 12, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #34

ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Yehudi Mercado (A/CA) Yehudi Mercado
Get a free comic book jam-packed with the latest and greatest in kids' comics from Oni Press in Super Mercado Mix Tape! Take a sneak peak into two of Yehudi Mercado's most popular Oni Press comics, get involved with some activity pages, and learn about the author's comic-making process!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 12, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #37

TITAN COMICS
(W) Michael Green, Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo (CA) Giovanni Valletta
Michael Green, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049, and co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Supergirl) continue the smash hit sci-fi comic set in the iconic world of Blade Runner! A new life awaits in the Off-World Colonies! Discover untold secrets of the Blade Runner universe, as the stage is set for the climactic third arc in the story of Detective Ash!
Rating: Mature
In Shops: August 12, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #38

COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 19

:01 FIRST SECOND
(W) John Patrick Green (A/CA) John Patrick Green
Get a sneak peek of Book 2 in the InvestiGators series! Mango and Brash are going undercover (and underground!) as city sewer workers to unclog a sticky situation! But when their search for the criminal Crackerdile backfires, the toilets they travel through back up, and the InvestiGators take the blame for it! Can they restore their good name and put the real culprit behind bars before the whole city is in deep water?
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 19, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #30

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W) John Lustig, Dick Kinney, Evert Geradts, David Gerstein (A) Mau Heymans, Al Hubbard (A/CA) William Van Horn
Sample a collector's choice of rare Duckburg classics in a big pick from around the world! In "It's Bats, Man," no job is too tough for Donald Duck, Master of Pest Removal! Then Uncle Scrooge predicts the future in "Much Ado About Telepathy"... and Donald gets his first-ever visit from Cousin Fethry in "The Health Nut"!
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Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 19, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #34

PAPERCUTZ
(W) Loud House Creative Team (A) Loud House Creative Team
The Loud House is Nickelodeon's hit animated series and Papercutz's runaway success! Join Lincoln Loud and his 10 sisters in all sorts of comic craziness. Also included: check in with Lincoln's friend Ronnie Anne, her brother Bobby Santiago, and their big family The Casagrandes, the stars of Nickelodeon's new Loud House spin-off animated series!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 19, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #37

UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Ken Siu-Chong (A/CA) Panzer
Between them, Ryu and Chun-Li have faced every relentless rival, villainous despot, and monstrous creature in the Street Fighter universe. Now, for the first time, these two martial arts masters square off in the ultimate fan-service fueled fight! UDON's 100th Street Fighter comic is a celebration filled with clashes, cameos, and conflict!
Rating: Teen
In Shops: August 19, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #39

GEMSTONE PUBLISHING
(W) J. C. Vaughn (A) Brendon Fraim, Brian Fraim (CA) Billy Tucci
The team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide brings you a comic book that celebrates Free Comic Book Day, collecting, and the countdown to July's Overstreet #50! While it's definitely comic-centric, it's also has "how to" information about all sorts of collectibles! This year's "That's not going to happen!" cover team-up features Painkiller Jane and Usagi Yojimbo by Shi: Return of the Warrior creator, Billy Tucci!
In Shops: August 19, 2020
SRP: PI
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COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 26

RANDOM HOUSE CHILDRENS BOOKS
(W) Jeffrey Brown (A/CA) Jeffrey Brown
An original comic from Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & Son), featuring the characters from his new graphic novel, Once Upon a Space-Time, which releases on June 2nd, 2020! This will be especially appealing to Jeffrey Brown's space-loving fanbase, and will give them a reason to come back to their local comic shop when the first book releases!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 26, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #31

GRAPHIX
(W) Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins (A) Stef Purenins (A/CA) Sarah Graley
A hilarious and unique graphic novel of friendship, family, and what happens when you defy and exceed expectations! Donut (middle name: The; last name: Destroyer) has a heart of gold and incredible strength. She lives in a world where everyone is born with a special ability and can choose whether to develop it for good or evil. Donut has just received the best news of her life: she's been accepted to Lionheart School for Heroes! But her parents are the most infamous villains around, and her best friend, Ivy, can't understand why Donut would choose a life of boring heroism and ruin their plans to cause chaos. Donut is determined to prove that, despite her last name, she's meant to go her own way and be a hero!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: August 26, 2020
SRP: PI
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REBELLION / 2000AD
(W) Al Ewing, Various (A) Erica Henderson, Various (CA) Glenn Fabry
Best of 2000 AD is a brand-new US-sized monthly designed for new readers - the essential gateway to the 'Galaxy's Greatest Comic'! In this red-hot Issue Zero primer for the new series: A-listers Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and Erica Henderson (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) team up for a brand-new and exclusive Judge Dredd adventure! Plus: Judge Anderson by Batman legends Alan Grant and Arthur Ranson; vamp bounty hunter Durham Red by best-selling author Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen and Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra; and a lesson in survival in Rogue Trooper by fan-favorites Gordon Rennie and Richard Elson! Featuring a cover by Preacher cover artist, Glen Fabry!
Rating: Teen
In Shops: August 26, 2020
SRP: PI
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VAULT COMICS
(W) Brandon Sanderson, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Nathan Gooden, Kurt Michael Russell
From Hugo Award-winning bestselling author, Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn) with Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing and Nathan Gooden, comes The Dark One Free Comic Book Day Special, the first chapter of a new graphic novel series from Vault Comics! Visions of a twisted and fantastic world haunt Paul Tanasin whenever he gazes into a reflective surface. Terrified of these hallucinations, Paul isolates himself. But when he discovers they are prophecies from Mirandus, a world in which he's destined to become a fearsome destroyer, he'll have to embrace the fear, rise up as the Dark One, and shatter everything. Some worlds need to be broken...
Rating: Teen
In Shops: August 26, 2020
SRP: PI
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Stan Sakai (CA) Julie Fujii (A/CA) Stan Sakai
Join Usagi on an exciting adventure as he meets his most unusual traveling companion yet... Chibi Usagi! The two worlds of Usagi Yojimbo meld for a hilarious story that's perfect for kids and long-time fans of Usagi alike!
Rating: Teen
In Shops: August 26, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #36

COMICS AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 2

TEN SPEED PRESS
(W) Tom Scioli (A/CA) Tom Scioli
A graphic novel biography of Jack Kirby, from his days growing up during the Great Depression and discovering a love for sci-fi, to his time on the frontlines of World War II where he experienced the action he'd later imbue his comics with, and on to his collaborations at Marvel with Stan Lee, where the pair redefined comics. Eisner-nominated artist, Tom Scioli, whose work is greatly influenced by Jack Kirby, expertly captures the evolution of Kirby's artstyle throughout the years.
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: September 2, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #31

GRAPHIX
(W) Andy Runton (A/CA) Andy Runton
All Owly wants is a friend... Owly is a good-natured little owl, and he's always helping those around him. But despite his kindness, he seems to frighten would-be friends away before they even give him a chance, just because he's an owl. That all changes, though, once Owly meets Wormy. Like Owly, Wormy is in need of a good friend, too - someone who can be counted on for a helping hand, a good laugh, and a great adventure! Through a unique blend of words and symbols, Owly can be read by the youngest readers, and is a great introduction to graphic novels!
Rating: All-Ages

In Shops: September 2, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #35

INSIGHT COMICS
(W) Arianna Irwin (A) Alba Cardona
An exclusive preview of the original comic sequel, Mean Girls: Senior Year! After struggling to survive the wild events at Northshore High School the year before, Cady learned her lesson and is swearing off drama. It's all about good grades, SAT prep, and college applications from here on out. But the new transfer student Megan Moretti isn't about to let Cady stay focused! Megan is determined to rise to the top of the popularity food chain and become a new Plastic, so Cady, Regina, Gretchen, and Karen will have to band together and stop this queen bee wannabe from turning the school inside out all over again. Grab a first look at this brand new graphic novel releasing in September 2020!
Rating: Teen
In Shops: September 2, 2020
SRP: PI
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VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Masashi Kishimoto (A/CA) Masashi Kishimoto, Akira Okubo
Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja! Samurai 8: Becoming a samurai seems like an impossible dream for Hachimaru, a boy who can't even survive without the help of his father. But when a samurai cat appears before him, his whole life changes! A legendary manga creator and a rising star come together to bring you this science fiction samurai epic!
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Rating: Teen
In Shops: September 2, 2020
SRP: PI
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BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
(W) Joe Benitez, Marcia Chen (A/CA) Joe Benitez
Introduce new readers to this steampunk bestseller, which has been particularly successful with female readers, art enthusiasts, and customers who are new to comics. Includes the original 14-page one-shot introducing Lady Mechanika, a young woman in Victorian England with mechanical limbs and no memory of how she got them, searching desperately for the secrets to her past, plus excerpts from available or upcoming Lady Mechanika comics!
Reprint Material
Rating: Teen
In Shops: September 2, 2020
SRP: PI
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COMICS AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 9

VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Akira Himekawa, Hideki Goto (A/CA) Akira Himekawa, Hideki Goto
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards' power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light! PLUS: Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show, a new series based on the world of Splatoon, the hit video game series from Nintendo!
Rating: Teen
In Shops: September 9, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #31

HUMANOIDS
(W) Mark Waid, Various (A) St?phane Roux, Various (CA) Jose Ladr?nn
The Incal is back with all-new stories! Humanoids returns to the world of The Incal, the sci-fi masterpiece by M bius and Jodorowsky, with the first original story in more than a decade. This brand-new tale by superstars Mark Waid (Ignited, Kingdom Come) and Stéphane Roux (Star Wars, Birds of Prey) makes its world premiere here and serves as the perfect introduction to the series! Plus, get exclusive first looks at the new wave of projects from Humanoids' H1 and Life Drawn imprints!
Rating: Mature
In Shops: September 9, 2020
SRP: PI
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KODANSHA COMICS
(W) Kanata Konami (A/CA) Kanata Konami
From the creator of mega-bestseller (360,000+ copies!) Chi's Sweet Home, comes the full-color story of Sue, an aging housecat enjoying a quiet life, and Tai-chan, the mischievous little black kitty who won't leave Sue in peace! Like Chi, Sue & Tai-chan reads "American-style", left to right, and appeals to readers of all ages, whether fans of manga or not!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: September 9, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #36

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