Independent Comics #201.3: September 26, 2018

New Releases for 9/26/18 from Boom Studios, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image and Valiant

BOOM! STUDIOS

Bone Parish #3

(Cover A Lee Garbett), $3.99

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jonas Scharf (CA) Lee Garbett

The Winters knew making a drug from the ashes of the dead could have deadly consequences - but now that drug may be the only thing that can help them save their family from the Cartel. But will they survive this deadly gambit?

Fence #10

(Cover A HamletMachine), $3.99

(W) C.S. Pacat (A) Johanna the Mad (CA) HamletMachine

Nicholas is determined to get Seiji to focus on him and him alone.

Jim Henson's Labyrinth Coronation #7 (Of 12)

(Cover A Fiona Staples), $3.99

(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Daniel Bayliss (CA) Fiona Staples

While Maria continues to make her way through the Labyrinth, the Owl King's plot ensnares her trusted goblin companion.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #31

(Cover A Jamal Campbell), $3.99

(W) Marguerite Bennett, Ryan Ferrier (A) Simone Di Meo, Bachan (CA) Jamal Campbell

SHATTERED GRID is over. And now a new team of Power Rangers must rise. A new era begins as award-nominated writer Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman, Animosity) and artist Simone di Meo (Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor) introduce an all-new Power Rangers team unlike any other! What is the secret behind this new team and what ancient evil threatens the future?

Regular Show 25 Years Later #4 (Of 6)

(Cover A Cristina Rose Chua), $3.99

(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Anna Johnstone (CA) Cristina Chua

Rigby and Mordecai continue their quest to get their children, but their wives are starting to suspect something is off.

Thrilling Adventure Hour #3 (Of 8)

(Cover A Jonathan Case), $3.99

(W) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (A) MJ Erickson (CA) Jonathan Case

The true nature of the Haunted House is revealed and the Doyle's might need to find someplace else for the afterparty.

WWE NXT Takeover Redemption #1

(Cover A Audrey Mok), $3.99

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Rodrigo Lorenzo (CA) Audrey Mok

The event concludes with the tale of Johnny Gargano, aka Johnny Wrestling. The underdog finally makes it to NXT after years on the independent scene, but can he survive the shark-filled waters at Full Sail? Meanwhile, MMA fighter Shayna Baszler makes the move to WWE, and immediately leaves wreckage everywhere she goes.

DARK HORSE COMICS

Beasts Of Burden Wise Dogs And Eldritch Men #2 (Of 4)

(Cover A Benjamin Dewey), $3.99

(W) Evan Dorkin (A/CA) Benjamin Dewey

The dogs have started to solve the occult activity happening around them until one of their own is struck down and puts the mission in jeopardy.

"Perfect storytelling isn't easy to come by but Beasts of Burden has continually been able to do that." -Outright Geekery

Gamma #1 (Of 4)

$3.99

(W) Erick Freitas, Ulises Farinas (A/CA) Ulises Farinas

Pokémon meets Power Rangers in this kaiju-packed mature parody that follows a monster trainer whose dreams of fortune and glory collide with his own hubris and the downfall of the entire planet in a story about betrayal and redemption in a world of bizarre, cute, and deadly monsters.

Modern Fantasy #4 (Of 4)

$3.99

(W) Rafer Roberts (A/CA) Kristen Gudsnuk

The nefarious Cultists mange to summon the fire demon on the equinox! The fate of the city, maybe the world, hangs in the balance as Sage and her friends battle the Balrog head on. Will the demon be too powerful for our young heroes?! Don't miss the epic conclusion here!

StarCraft Scavengers #3

$3.99

(W) Jody Houser (A) Michael Atiyeh (A/CA) Gabriel Guzman

A group of terran space scavengers are ambushed by an invisible, deadly stalker-and then by aggressive Dominion forces out to ruin their salvage operation! Writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black, Faith) and artist Gabriel Guzmán (Star Wars, Mass Effect) join forces for an exciting new sci-fi series that expands the universe of Blizzard's hit game.

Stranger Things #1

(Cover A Aleksi Briclot), $3.99

(W) Jody Houser (A) Stefano Martino (CA) Aleksi Briclot

The nostalgia igniting hit Netflix original series comes to comic shelves. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down.

Written by award winning comics veteran Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic)

Based on Will's unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things.

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Red Sonja #21

(Cover A Sean Chen), $3.99

(W) Amy Chu, Erik Burnham (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Sean Chen

It's the final battle against the forces of Sandak, the usurper of Skath's castle! Lera's secret is revealed to Sonja! Can the warrior Skath find redemption? Will the dark power of Kulan Gath's amulet influence our heroes? And how does Sonja best a SHARK? Find out in the last chapter of THE BLADE OF SKATH!

Vampirella Dejah Thoris #1

(Cover A Jan Anacleto), $3.99

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Ediano Silva (CA) Jay Anacleto

The encounter that was destined to happen! When an alien scout ship crashes on Mars, Dejah Thoris must risk reigniting war with the Green Martians and becoming dinner for the white apes. But the stakes are raised so much higher when the ship is revealed to carry Vampirella, who is on a desperate mission of survival-one that might end before it truly begins!

Xena #8

(Cover A Vicente Cifuentes), $3.99

(W) Erica Schultz (A/CA) Vicente Cifuentes

With Nazar protected by Keenta and her Amazons, Xena and Gabrielle confront the Oracle at Delphi. But will they be able to convince the Oracle to stop their assassins before it's too late?

IDW PUBLISHING

Bubba Ho-Tep And The Cosmic Blood-Suckers #3

(Cover A Baldemar Rivas), $3.99

(W) Joe Lansdale (A) Tadd Galusha (CA) Baldemar Rivas

Bubba has an encounter with a ghost that isn't quite what you're expecting. And that's nothing compared to what happens next... The prequel to the cult classic film, from Bubba Ho-Tep creator Joe R. Lansdale!

Disney Comics And Stories #1

(Cover A Alessandro Perina), $5.99

(W) Fausto Vitaliano (A) Marco Mazzarello (CA) Disney Italia

This issue, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories becomes Disney Comics and Stories and launches with an all-new #1! What better way to start things off than to present two tales featuring two iconic characters: Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck! "My Friend Mickey Mouse" explores the friendship and bond between Mickey and Goofy, and why nothing can come between them, and in "Oh, Grow Up!" Donald demands respect from his nephews. But will he actually get the respect he deserves-and if so, at what cost?! Get ready for exciting new tales and an exciting new direction!

Continuing from the Walt Disney's Comics and Stories legacy numbering #744!

My Little Pony Ponyville Mysteries #5

(Cover A Agnes Garbowska), $3.99

(W) Christina Rice (A/CA) Agnes Garbowska

The Crusaders have their biggest case yet when a priceless artifact belonging to superstar Songbird Serenade is stolen!

Final issue!

Rick And Morty Vs Dungeons And Dragons #2 (Of 4)

(Cover A Troy Little), $3.99

(W) Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub (A/CA) Troy Little

Death, dice, and diabolical plans! Rick Sanchez has been power gaming since the '70s, but this time he may have finally met his match-his family.

The world's greatest role-playing game.

Reality's most dysfunctional animated series.

What could go wrong?

Star Trek Vs Transformers #1 (Of 4)

(Cover A Philip Murphy), $3.99

(W) John Barber, Mike Johnson (A/CA) Philip Murphy

The Transformers '80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday Morning mash-up for the ages!

At the edge of Klingon space, the starship Enterprise finds there's more to the final frontier than meets the eye, when Kirk and his crew come face to face with the strangest life forms of all: Cybertronians! This unprecedented crossover brings together two of the greatest science fiction universes of all time-in the style of their classic animated series! A five-year mission meets a four-million-year war!

Written by two titans of their respective properties, John Barber (Optimus Prime, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel) and Mike Johnson (the most prolific Star Trek comic book writer of ALL TIME!)!

Star Wars Adventures #14

(Cover A Mauricet), $3.99

(W) John Barber (A/CA) Mauricet

Han has left to get himself into more trouble, leaving Chewie all alone with the perplexing new problem that is a major pain in his hide! The iconic Wookiee will have to use all of his strength, wits, and patience to overcome this latest danger!

Fan-favorite Chewbacca in his first solo Adventures tale!

Plus, an exciting new backup feature, Flight of the Falcon!

Transformers Lost Light #24

(Cover A Nick Roche), $3.99

(W) James Roberts (A) Brendan Cahill (CA) Nick Roche

LAST STAND! All they wanted was an adventure. Now, as worlds turn to dust and every sacred truth is undone, as everything they've run from catches up with them and every gruesome future comes to pass, Rodimus and his loved ones just want it all to stop. But the end of the universe waits for no one, and so the survivors of the Lost Light must take up arms... for the very last time.

Only two issues left! Closing a story six years in the making!

Uncle Scrooge My First Millions #1 (Of 4)

(Cover A Marco Gervasio), $3.99

(W) Fausto Vitaliano (A) Marco Mazzarello (CA) Disney Italia

The origin of Uncle Scrooge like you've never seen it before! We travel back in time to find out how Uncle Scrooge made his first, second, third, and fourth millions in part one of a four-issue mini-series that answers all your burning questions about how Scrooge McDuck got so very, very rich!

IMAGE COMICS

Cold Spots #2 (Of 5)

(Cover A Mark Torres), $3.99

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Mark Torres

Dan has tracked his estranged wife and daughter to a dreary island off the coast of North Carolina-and the closer he gets, the colder his surroundings become. A cold so deep it can freeze the flesh from your bones lingers in the air, and Dan is starting to believe his daughter might be the key to this dawning, bone-chilling supernatural winter.

Cyber Force #6

$3.99

(W) Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins (A/CA) Antonio Rojo

Stryker vs. Ripclaw! To balance the chaos of the blackout, Stryker needs a team and wants Ripclaw on it... but Ripclaw has his own battle to fight and won't let Morgan Stryker stand in his way.

Gasolina #12

$3.99

(W) Sean Mackiewicz (A/CA) Niko Walter

Randy and Amalia are about to live their worst nightmares, and Veracruz will run red with blood...

Man-Eaters #1

(Cover A Lia Miternique), $3.99

(W) Chelsea Cain (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Lia Miternique

Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling thriller writer CHELSEA CAIN returns to comics with a new ONGOING SERIES!

A mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats-easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl. Part Cat People, part The Handmaid's Tale, MAN-EATERS will have everyone talking.

From the creative team behind the Eisner-nominated series Mockingbird: writer CHELSEA CAIN, artist KATE NIEMCZYK, colorist RACHELLE ROSENBERG, letterer JOE CARAMAGNA, and joined by LIA MITERNIQUE, KATIE LANE, and STELLA GREENVOSS.

This September... the cat wants in.

Realm #9

(Cover A Jeremy Haun & Nick Filardi), $3.99

(W) Seth Peck (A/CA) Jeremy Haun

Will's terrible secret is revealed! Plus: meet... "The Crow Feeders"!

Redneck #15

$3.99

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Lisandro Estherren

The history of Bartlett Bowman is revealed! What does July know about Bartlett's past?

Regression #11

(Cover A Danny Luckert), $3.99

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Danny Luckert

NEW STORY ARC

The final chapter of the mind-bending horror story begins now! Adrian can no longer resist the influence of the Valgeroti demon cult. His past life-Gregory Sutter-has taken over both Adrian's body and the cult. But his is not the only past life seeking a foothold in the present, and an unexpected ally against the Valgeroti has arrived.

Shanghai Red #4

(Cover A Joshua Hixson), $3.99

(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Josh Hixson

Red goes underground as the press gangs she's been killing off are striking back, sending her through a city beneath the city of Portland-one full of gangs, drugs, crime, and secrets. As Red fights to stay alive in the dark and tightens her net around her final target, the waves she's been making come crashing back on Liverpool Liz, her sister, and anyone close to her.

Wayward #29

(Cover A Steven Cummings & Tamra Bonvillain, $3.99

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Steven Cummings

"BOUND TO FATE," Part Four

The cat returns (and she brings grim tidings)!

The wayward begin their final assault on the Loom of Fate... and not all of them will survive.

Wicked + The Divine 1373 #1 (One Shot)

(Cover A Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson), $3.99

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Ryan Kelly (CA) Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson

"THE TRANSUBSTANTIATION OF LUCIFER"

The final THE WICKED + THE DIVINE historical special plunges into the shadow of life after the Black Death. KIERON GILLEN gets back together with THREE collaborator RYAN KELLY to tell the story of penitent nun Lucifer hearing the confession of penitent murderer Ananke. Yes, everyone will be sorry.

Witchblade #8

$3.99

(W) Caitlin Kittredge (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata

"GOOD INTENTIONS," Part Two

Alex and Debbie work to unravel the mystery of Johnny's reappearance-and where he's been for the past six years. The answers don't lead anywhere good.

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Faith Dreamside #1 (Of 4)

(Cover A Marguerite Sauvage), $3.99

(W) Jody Houser (A) Mj Kim (CA) Marguerite Sauvage

ALL-NEW SERIES! Faith enters a realm previously unseen!

Even before Faith Herbert, AKA Zephyr, gained the power of flight, joined the Harbinger Renegades, and soared through the skies of the Valiant Universe, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what's a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which we've never seen... and she'll need some help from the world's premiere parapsychologist, Dr. Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact!

This fall, uncover the secrets of the Dreamside as writer extraordinaire Jody Houser (FAITH, Star Wars: Thrawn) and rising star MJ Kim (FAITH'S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1) continue the adventures of the high-flying icon Nerdist called "a superhero done right!"

Harbinger Wars 2 Aftermath #1

(Cover A Raul Allen), $3.99

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Adam Pollina (CA) Raul Allen

The power's back online and the fighting is over... but who are the real victors of HARBINGER WARS 2, and what was truly lost in the carnage? For those who survived the terrible onslaught - and who must now witness the devastating aftereffects of their actions - will there ever be peace again?

As the seismic summer event of 2018 comes to a close, Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, ETERNITY) sorts through the rubble of the most brutal confrontation ever felt in the Valiant Universe - and discover what lies beyond the bloodshed!

X-O Manowar #19

(Cover A Kenneth Rocafort), $3.99

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Kenneth Rocafort

Celebrating the 75th issue overall of X-O MANOWAR since 2012! Beyond time, space, and reality, there lies the Unknown...and now it's coming here! When soldiers from a mysterious foreign realm arrive on Earth, it's up to the armored Visigoth known as X-O Manowar - newly returned to the planet and now the leader of his own elite G.A.T.E. unit - to deal with the intrusion. But are these otherworldly emissaries truly the threat they appear to be, or does a larger danger loom over the Valiant Universe still? Worlds collide as Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Grass Kings) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) bring a new plane of existence crashing down upon our own in a brand-new jumping-on point for 2017's best-selling series!

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