August PREVIEWS Pre-Order Picks: PAPERCUTZ, TITAN, VALIANT

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This is the final article for August where we take a look at the monthly PREVIEWS catalog and highlight the books we feel should be added to your pre-order list.  In order to keep the list as short as possible (Just imagine how tough that can be!), we focus on new titles or first volume collections only.  

Your local comic shop depends on your pre-orders to help prevent shortages or overstocks.  Since business reality makes it impossible for a local comic shop to order some of everything, they need you to tell them what you want to see. Please give it a try. 

 Pick up a copy of the August PREVIEWS at your local comic shop, or visit the online catalog at http://www.previewsworld.com.  Then give your local comic store the list of what you want to pre-order for October 2016. We’ll do our best here to help you with those selections, from a BC Refugees point of view.  Not objective, but absolutely subjective.

PAPERCUTZ      

THE ONLY LIVING BOY VOLUME 1 Hardcover  PATCHWORK PLANET: (W) David Gallaher (A/CA) Steve Ellis.  With the release of Volume 3 in October, this first story arc is available again in a hardcover edition for only $12.99.  It’s a great story for young and old reSTK698205aders, and this is the place to start.  The art is first class.

From the PREVIEWS catalog:  If you were the only living boy on the planet, what would you do?
When 12-year old Erik Farrell runs away from home, he finds himself without his memory, stranded on a patchwork planet with danger lurking around every corner. Now every day is a struggle to survive. Luckily, Erik quickly makes friends like Morgan, a mermaid warrior and Thea, a teenage princess from a mysterious insect race. He'll need their help to escape the Dreaded Lord Baalikar and the evil Doctor Once and maybe, one day, find his way back home.


TITAN COMICS

  HARD CASE CRIME: PEEPLAND #1 of 5 = W) Christa Faust (A) Gary Phillips (CA) Fay Dalton : Hard Case Crime editions have been publishing the best of hard boiled detective and crime fiction for years. Now they bring their noteworthy imprint to to comics.  We can’t wait to see what develops.!

From the PREVIEWS catalog: "Times Square, 1986: the home of New York's red light district where strip clubs, porno theatres and petty crime prevails. When a chance encounter for Peepbooth worker Roxy Bell leads to the brutal murder of a public access pornographer, the erotic performer and her punk rock ex-partner Nick Zero soon find themselves under fire from criminals, cops, and the city elite, as they begin to untangle a complex web of corruption leading right to city hall. Like The Naked City, there are eight million stories in The Deuce. This is one of them."

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HARD CASE CRIME: TRIGGERMAN #1 of 5 =W) Walter Hill (A) Matz (CA) Jef 

From the PREVIEWS catalog: "Locked up for a life of murder, Roy Nash never thought he'd walk the mean streets of Chicago again, let alone rescue his beloved, Lena. But when the city's Mafia elite spring the notorious gun-for-hire to handle one last assignment, Roy once again finds himself thrown headfirst into a life of bloodshed and bullets as he sprints a breathless race to save the girl he left behind. From legendary screenwriter and director Walter Hill (The WarriorsRed HeatLast Man Standing) and French comics Matz, comes this hardboiled crime thriller set in the bullet-ridden streets of 1930s Chicago."

 

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VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

BLOODSHOT USA #1:  (W) Jeff Lemire (A) Doug Braithwaite (CA) Kano. Jeff Lemire added layers of depth to the character of Bloodshot since taking over the scripting. His writing continues to impress.

From the PREVIEWS catalog: “"In Bloodshot we trust!

Project Rising Spirit - America's greatest exporter of classified weapons technology - has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out. A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology...and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot.

But now...Project Rising Spirit's top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America's greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments...and threatening to destroy humanity itself.


STL018758In the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red in pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Extraordinary X-Men) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!

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