Independent Comics #200.3: September 19, 2018

New Releases for 9/19/18 from Boom Studios, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image and Valiant

BOOM! STUDIOS

Black Badge #2 (Cover A Matt Kindt), $3.99

(W) Matt Kindt (CA) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins

While on a mission to locate political prisoners in Siberia, the Black Badge team meets another group of young operatives who call themselves the Mounties. With the mission on the line, will they be able to work with this other team or will the two teams turn on one another?

By Night #4 (Of 12)(Cover A Christine Larsen), $3.99

(W) John Allison (A/CA) Christine Larsen

Jane and Heather are finally ready to start filming their extra-dimensional documentary. There's only one problem: their guide, Gardt, is so ridiculous looking that he completely ruins the credibility of any shot he's in. It might be time for Jane and Heather to give their monster bud the slip and venture off on their own!

Coda #5 (Of 12)(Cover A Matias Bergara), $3.99

(W) Simon Spurrier (CA) Trevor Hairsine (A/CA) Matias Bergara

Still reeling from the return of his past, Hum and the hero of Thundergog must set out to infiltrate the

bandit city of Thundervale to investigate the existence of a supposed surviving Whitlord, the dark beings that set about the apocalypse.

Lumberjanes #54 (Cover A Kat Leyh), $3.99

(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Dozerdraws (CA) Kat Leyh

The mysterious, newly-unfrozen statue woman the 'Janes tracked down with their treasure map has

absconded with Ripley! It's up to the rest of the Roanokes to figure out where they've gone, with the help of Diane's Ancient Greek expertise (and exasperation).

Over The Garden Wall Hollow Town #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Celia Lowenthal), $3.99

(W) Celia Lowenthal (A) Jorge Monlongo (CA) Celia Lowenthal

Join Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice on an all-new adventure in the Unknown as they stumble on a small town inhabited entirely by eerie porcelain doll-people.

After Greg loses a shoe to a pond-turtle, it's up to Wirt to earn money for a new pair, leading him to babysit some doll-children that may cause Wirt to stay in town forever.

From Celia Lowenthal (The Storyteller: Fairies) and Jorge Monlongo (Powerpuff Girls, Rugrats).

Saban's Go Go Power Rangers Back To School #1 (Cover A Dan Mora), $7.99

(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Ilaria Catalani, Jordan Gibson, Derek Charm, Xiao Tong Kong, Jonathan Lam, Jim Towe (CA) Dan Mora

It's Spring Break for the Rangers, and the first time since they received their Power Coins that the Rangers will be apart. As they each embark on their own week-long vacation, these teenagers with attitude discover that being a hero doesn't always mean having to morph!

Award-nominated Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman, Animosity) teams up with fan-favorite artists Jim Towe (Youngblood), Derek Charm (Star Wars: Adventures, Powerpuff Girls), Jordan Gibson (The Amazing Spider-Man), Xiao Tong Kong (Adventure Time Comics) and Ilaria Catalani (Rugrats: R is for Reptar) to present a new look at the Power Rangers.

Steven Universe #20 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99

(W) Grace Kraft (A) Rii Abrego (CA) Missy Pena

After a fight in the Strawberry Battlefield goes awry, the Gems get an important reminder on the value of teamwork.

WWE NXT Takeover Into The Fire #1 (Cover A David Nakayama), $3.99

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Hyeonjin Kim (CA) David Nakayama

The event keeps on rolling, as The Empress of Tomorrow, Asuka, begins her rise to the NXT Women's Championship, and Full Sail becomes Glorious thanks to Bobby Roode...

DARK HORSE COMICS

Black Hammer Age Of Doom #5 (Cover A Dean Ormston), $3.99

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dean Ormston

The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns with lots of revelations!

Our heroes' journey from Spiral City to the farm is finally revealed and will change them forever!

"Black Hammer is the maddest, most brilliant comic I've read in years."-Mark Millar (Kick Ass)

"This whole weird pulpy world is so fun and gorgeous." -IGN

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 12 The Reckoning #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Stephanie Hans), $3.99

(W) Christos Gage, Joss Whedon (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Stephanie Hans

Buffy, Fray, the Scoobies, and the Slayers are in an epic battle against Harth, and his army of baddies. His attempt to steal the power of the Slayers has brought Buffy and her crew to the turning point that they have been trying desperately to avoid. With all other options spent, it is only Buffy and her sacrifice that can save the world . . .

o The entire Buffyverse is united here in the culmination of all Buffy Seasons!

o The return of Fray!

Disney Pixar The Incredibles 2 Crisis In Mid-Life And Other Stories #3 (Cover A Gurihiru), $3.99

(W) Christos Gage (A) J. Bone (A/CA) Gurihiru

Intense Super training with their dad has soured Dash and Violet on the idea of becoming Supers. Though discouraged, a reminder from Helen about his own training leads Bob to realize his mistake with the kids. But when they go to find the kids at the mall, the family reunion is interrupted by an attack from Bomb Voyage, and the Incredibles must reunite! Then, Bob's continued bedtime story of his secret first date with Elastigirl reveals how the Supers were saved from complete defeat-and realized something about their new relationship in the process.

Ether The Copper Golems #5 (Of 5)(Cover A David Rubin), $3.99

(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) David Rubin

From New York Times bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Black Hammer's David Rubín comes this fantasy adventure about a science-minded hero intent on keeping the balance between Earth and a magic world!

With the final portal within their grasp, Boone, Grander, and team are on the cusp of saving both the Ether and Earth. However, victory won't be sweet, as Ubel holds more power than once thought. This conclusion of book two packs in action while also pulling your heartstrings!

"Ether is back in an emotionally devastating way, but I was happy to get wrecked by it." -Comic Bastards

Mata Hari #5 (Of 5), $3.99

(W) Emma Beeby (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina

Final episode! As Margaretha's trial defense falls apart, she contemplates how Mata Hari the dancer became Mata Hari the spy-prepared to undertake a great mission for France to free her to be with the 'great love' of her life, away from war, poverty and memories of her past. But, her fate is set: she must die, and all that's left for her to decide is how she will face it and what legacy she will leave behind.

Olivia Twist #1, $3.99

(W) Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva (A/CA) Emma Vieceli

To save a boy she barely knows, teenage orphan Olivia Twist joins THE ESTHERS, a rag-tag girl gang of thieves running free in a dangerous future. Olivia's life in this imminent London of internment camps and strange technology gets even more complicated when she discovers that she has more power and wealth than she's ever dreamed of. But it comes with a great cost.

o Debut comic by internationally best-selling author, Darin Strauss.

o Art by Dr. Who and The Adventures of Supergirl artist, Emma Vieceli.

o Co-written by Adam Dalva, previously published in The Guardian and Tin House.

o The latest from the Berger Books imprint!

Terminator Sector War #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Robert Sammelin), $3.99

(W) Brian Wood (A) Jeff Stokely

NYPD officer Lucy Castro is being hunted by the T-800, and seeks protection from a local crime boss in order to survive the night. Will it be enough?

Usagi Yojimbo #171 (The Hidden Part 6 Of 7), $3.99

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai

At last, Usagi and Inspector Ishida have cracked the mystery surrounding the foreign box, revealing a secret so explosive it could eradicate the Shogunate. However, unbeknownst to the duo, the government isn't as oblivious as they assumed and may just be one step ahead of the pair, ready to spring a trap!

Witchfinder The Gates Of Heaven #5 (Of 5), $3.99

(W) Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson (A/CA) D'Israeli

Magic and science collide above London! The Witchfinder and his allies make a final stand when terror descends from the skies, and their nightmarish foe is finally revealed!

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Jeepers Creepers #5 (Cover A Stuart Sayger), $3.99

(W) Marc Andrekyo (A) Kewber Baal (CA) Stuart Sayger

It all started out as a thesis project, but, once Devon dug deep into the myths of the dragon man, he discovered truths that he wishes he had left alone! Devon's quest has, literally, awakened a sleeping monster and now this young man comes face-to-face with the Creeper! What horrors will this immortal demon wreak? Does Devon have even a chance to survive?

John Wick #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Giovanni Valletta), $3.99

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giovanni Valletta

The story of John Wick's first grand mission of vengeance continues in the bloody streets of El Paso! As John enters the world of the Continental Hotel, he threatens to upend the balance of power among assassins - and earns a new implacable enemy. Also: the mystery of Calamity revealed!

Robots Vs Princesses #2 (Cover A Nicolas Chapuis), $3.99

(W) Todd Matthy (A/CA) Nicolas Chapuis

It's the Mid-Summer Recital. It's the day when a Princess dazzles the kingdom with her song. It's the perfect day for a robot invasion! The first shots are fired. The battle has begun. Can Zara and Wheeler survive?

IDW PUBLISHING

Dick Tracy Dead Or Alive #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Michael Allred), $3.99

(W) Lee Allred, Michael Allred (A) Rich Tommaso (A/CA) Michael Allred

IDW Publishing proudly presents the rebirth of one the most iconic comic-strip heroes of all time, Dick Tracy! The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for "the city by the lake," and its criminals better watch out! Reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso and Laura Allred, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive is a lock to be the pop-art event of 2018!

Bizarre villains! Crooked cops! Gunfights galore!

Cover art and co-written by Eisner Award-winning superstar Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie, Silver Surfer, Batman '66)!

Illustrated by Rich Tommaso (Spy Seal, Dry County) with Michael Allred inks!

DuckTales #12 (Cover A Giuseppe Fontana), $3.99

(W) Steve Behling (A) Gianfranco Florio (CA) Giuseppe Fontana

Gladstone Gander takes Donald's place on Scrooge's next adventure! Will he prove to be a good luck charm? Plus: Scrooge and the kids meet Huge McDuck, another billionaire who claims to be a long lost relative! But can he be trusted?

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero Silent Option #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Netho Diaz), $4.99

(W) Larry Hama, Ryan Ferrier (A) Kenneth Loh (A/CA) Netho Diaz

"Silent Option," Part 1 (of 4)! Following in the bloody footsteps of the smash-hit "Dawn of the Arashikage" story arc, living legend Larry Hama brings us the newest chapter in breakout character Dawn Moreno's G.I. JOE journey-and her first (un)official mission as a JOE may very well be her last... and nobody will ever know. Because when Agent Helix is involved, the only option is the SILENT OPTION.

The return of breakout character Dawn Moreno (Snake Eyes) to the pages of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!

The introduction of Agent Helix to the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero universe!

Each over-sized issue includes the 20-page main story by the "Dawn of the Arashikage" superstar creative team of Larry Hama and Netho Diaz, and a four-page backup "Codename: Helix" origin story by Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man) and Kenneth Loh (Dead Rising: Road to Fortune, KISS).

A great jumping on point for new readers!

Self-contained canonical mini-series that takes place within the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continuity!

Impossible Inc #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Mike Cavallaro), $3.99

(W) J. M. DeMatteis (A/CA) Mike Cavallaro

Join 17-year-old Number Horowitz as she and her team board a cosmic train called the Non-Local Express, riding across the quantum sea and into the Infinite Spiral that leads to other worlds, new dimensions, parallel universes and through time itself. Impossible, Incorporated is the tale of a teenage girl with extraordinary abilities, seeking the truth about the universe-and her own mysterious past!

Written by Eisner-winner J.M. DeMatteis (JLA, The Amazing Spider-Man)

With art by Mike Cavallaro (Ben 10 Omniverse, Cartoon Network Action Pack)!

Sonic The Hedgehog #9 (Cover A Lamar Wells), $3.99

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Tracy Yardley (CA) Lamar Wells

"The Battle for Angel Island," Part 1. One of the greatest threats Sonic has ever faced descends upon Angel Island, home of the mystical Master Emerald, seeking to take the Emerald's power and control the world. Can Sonic and his friends stop the attack on the island-or is it already too late?

Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Tangle, Whisper, Shadow... Everyone's in this issue!

It's all been building to this!

Sword Of Ages #5 (Cover A Gabriel Rodriguez), $3.99

(W) Gabriel Rodriguez (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez

War! It all ends here with the climatic conclusion to an epic two-issue battle! Will Avalon and her companions emerge victorious against the combined might of the Red Clan and the Templar Order? Do our heroes have what it takes to prevail?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #86 (Cover A Dave Wachter), $3.99

(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Dave Wachter

"Battle Lines," Part 1 of 3! The maniacal Bishop has his eyes set on destroying the Utroms and the Triceratons once and for all. The Turtles will have to use all of their resources to stop him... but new divisions between the brothers threaten to ruin the plan before it begins!

The start of a pivotal new story arc!

Uncle Scrooge #40 (Cover A Andrea Freccero), $3.99

(W) Carol McGreal, Pat McGreal (A) Giorgio Cavazzano (CA) Andrea Freccero

"The Case of the Saucer Impostor!" O.K. Quack's coin-shaped spaceship can shrink to the size of a real coin-and since Scrooge McDuck spent it and lost it, he's forced to help Humphrey Gokart, ace detective, find it!

It's the stuff dreams are made of! Meet Humphrey Gokart, Disney's infamous duck detective-beloved in comics around the world, with master artist Giorgi Cavazzano at his service!

Continues this beloved series' legacy numbering at #444!

IMAGE COMICS

Aphrodite V #3 (Of 4), $3.99

(W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Jeff Spokes

The secrets of BASILISK are revealed and Aphrodite must help Martin and Hui-Men defend a city from the technological sins of Martin's father.

Bonehead #4, $3.99

(W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Rhoald Marcellius

The future of the city is decided when the Boneheads rise against their corporate overlords, but what will Detective Hideki choose? Will he follow his instincts and become the hero the city needs, or will he bend to the corporate masters controlling the police, freedom, and justice.

Burnouts #1 (Cover A Chris Burnham), $3.99

(W) Dennis Culver (A) Geoffo (CA) Chris Burnham

Writer DENNIS CULVER (E Is for Extinction) and artist GEOFFO (layout artist of Marvel Rising) team up for a new ongoing series that combines the paranoia of They Live with Stranger Things.

To save their friends and families, a group of high school teenagers must fight off an attack on their town by a secret alien invasion... but they can only see the aliens if they're completely wasted.

The Burnouts are saving the world one puff at a time!

Coyotes #6, $3.99

(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Caitlin Yarsky

Seff and his brothers are reunited and they have Red and the Victorias in their sights. As the women try to build a new sanctuary for innocent girls, their ancient nemesis returns with a taste for blood.

Crude #6, $3.99

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Garry Brown, Lee Loughridge

END OF STORY ARC

Piotr has fought his way across Blackstone to avenge his son's death. Now he faces off against the biggest bastard of them all, and only one will walk away.

Curse Words #16 (Cover A Ryan Browne), $3.99

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Ryan Browne

NEW STORY ARC

"THEM BLUE WIZARD BLUES," Part One

Jacques Zacques has returned to Earth seeking vengeance on the architect of his pain, our lovable hero Wizord. Uh-oh. With special variant cover by "artistically challenged" series writer CHARLES SOULE, and the first of five "magical" variants for this arc!

Days Of Hate #8 (Of 12), $3.99}

(W) Ales Kot (CA) Tom Muller (A/CA) Danijel Zezelj

Paranoia tightens your neck.

Death Or Glory #5 (Cover A Bengal), $3.99

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Bengal

END OF STORY ARC

Glory has what she needs to save her dad Red's life, but in the process she's ticked off literally every criminal organization, the cops, AND a few psycho killers to boot. The road to freedom is wide, but it's paved with the corpses of the foolhardy.

Evolution #10, $3.99

(W) James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Joe Infurnari, Jordan Boyd

Hannah witnesses the birth of a surprising new creature while Abe leaves a present for the authorities.

Flavor #5 (Cover A Wook Jin Clark & Tamra Bonvillain), $3.99

(W) Joseph Keatinge (A/CA) Wook Jin Clark, Tamra Bonvillain

Xoo is betrayed by one of her own and the consequences lead to the biggest decision of her life. Meanwhile, Buster the Dog is a good boy. PLUS!: Every issue includes exclusive bonus materials by the creative team and famed author of Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food, ALI BOUZARI!

Hack Slash Resurrection #11 (Cover A Tim Seeley), $3.99

(W) Tini Howard (A) Celor, K. Michael Russell (CA) Tim Seeley

END OF STORY ARC

Girls just want to have functional interpersonal relationships. But girls like Cassie might have to settle for vampire slaying. One last team-up with Vampirella in this thrilling conclusion to Return to Haverhill!

Hit-Girl #8 (Cover A Eduardo Risso), $3.99

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Eduardo Risso

END OF STORY ARC

In the violent climax of Hit-Girl's Canadian adventure, Mindy's been arrested and packed off to Kashechewan. Can she bust out and finish what she started with Baker, killing his drug trade to New York? This axe-fighting, wood-chipping Canadian finale features corrupt Mounties and pretty-boy politicians.

Ice Cream Man #7 (Cover A Martin Morazzo & Chris O'Halloran), $3.99

(W) W. Maxwell Prince (A) Martin Morazzo, Chris O'Halloran (CA) F?bio Moon

"MY LITTLE POLTERGEIST"

Another sullen, sequential short! Here, a little girl's best friend comes back from the dead. Or does she? It's hard to say, ghosts being an unreliable sort.

Kick-Ass #7 (Cover A Marcelo Frusin), $3.99

(W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Marcelo Frusin

NEW STORY ARC

Kick-Ass has wiped out Hoops Lucero and seized control of his criminal operations, but Violencia's set to bust out of jail and get his bloody revenge on our favorite superhero.

Rumble #7 (Cover A David Rubin), $3.99

(W) John Arcudi (A/CA) David Rubin

"THINGS REMOTE," Part Two

Rathraq and company have discovered an island where everybody's wishes seem to come true-so why are they being attacked by Esu monsters?

Savage Dragon #238, $3.99

(W) Erik Larsen (A/CA) Erik Larsen

"BLOOD HUNTERS"

When word gets out about the healing properties of Malcolm Dragon's blood, the world comes knocking at his door looking for a cure. Every person with a catastrophic disease, every desperate family member, every doctor hoping to bring back salvation descends on Toronto seeking Dragon's blood. But though the demand is great, its source is finite-and the effects of this "cure" are often horrific!

Seven To Eternity #11 (Cover A Jerome Opena & Matt Hollingsworth), $3.99

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena

The Mosak are on Adam Osidis and the Mud King's trail, led by the best tracker in all of Zhal: Adam's own daughter.

Skyward #6, $3.99

(W) Joe Henderson (A) Antonio Fabela (A/CA) Lee Garbett

NEW STORY ARC

"HERE THERE BE DRAGONFLIES," Part One

Now a fugitive thanks to her fight with Barrow, Willa's forced to flee Chicago. What does the rest of this low-G world look like? What terrifying surprises will she face?

Stellar #4, $3.99

(W) Joseph Keatinge (A/CA) Bret Blevins

A new world unbroken by science! And a new mission for Stellar that will turn her life upside down.

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Britannia Lost Eagles Of Rome #3 (Of 4)(Cover A David Mack), $3.99

(W) Peter Milligan (A) Robert Gill (CA) David Mack

Where have the eagles landed?

Antonius Axia has survived the wilds of Britain and witnessed the horrors of his own homeland... and now, the trail of Emperor Nero's stolen eagles relics has led him and gladiatrix Achillia to the newly annexed province of Egypt! But, those who once held power in the Fertile Crescent might not be so quick to welcome them... or any other nosy Romans, for that matter!

Renowned writer Peter Milligan (Detective Comics) and fan-favorite artist Robert Gill (X-O MANOWAR) follow the LOST EAGLES OF ROME into dangerous territory - and unleash a terrible new threat on the ancient world!

Quantum And Woody #10 (Cover A Kyle Smart), $3.99

(W) Eliot Rahal (A) Joe Eisma (CA) Kyle Smart

When most people go on a journey, they bring back a souvenir... but most people usually stick to t-shirts and keychains, not unearthly creatures like the ones Quantum and Woody brought back from The "Otherverse!" Now, a giant monster is wreaking havoc on Washington D.C., and another anomaly - known only as "The Screaming Man" - is slowly getting acquainted with our reality. Is the world's worst superhero team going to do anything about it? Hopefully, or this would be a really weird comic!

Red-hot writer Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and Eisner-nominated artist Joe Eisma (Archie) attach themselves to the underside of the Valiant Universe as "SEPARATION ANXIETY" reaches new heights!

Shadowman #7 (Cover A Tonci Zonjic), $3.99

(W) Andy Diggle (A) Renato Guedes (CA) Tonci Zonjic

Who is Shadowman? It's a question Jack Boniface has asked himself ever since he was called to protect our world from the demons that lie beyond... Now, as he rides backseat in the body of a Paleolithic hunter, eons before his own birth, he will finally learn the shocking true identity of the loa spirit bound to his soul! And, as a shadow begins to spread across West Africa, Jack must defend his fellow tribesmen... or else be trapped in 40,000 B.C. forever!

"DEAD AND GONE" reaches a monumental climax as renowned writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) and superstar artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT SALVATION) lay the building blocks that will define the Shadowman mythos for years to come!

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