Creator Spotlight – Jock

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Here is a comic creator that simply goes by the name Jock. Say this name within the confines of any comic collector and their ears will perk up. Jock is a super talent that needs no help in the marketing department. The man’s work speaks for itself. In this checklist there are a lot eye candy moments, if you have other eye candy covers to share then please mention in the text area below. There are our favorite eye candy covers and other key issues.
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2000 AD 1170

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2000 AD #1170 (1999) – First published work(?) From Fleetway. This was back in 1999. If there is earlier, please let us all know. Jock did a backup story in here. Pencils, Ink, and colors.

2000 AD #1203 (2000) – Here’s the first cover art published.

Hellblazer #181 (2003) – Jock’s first work outside Fleetway. This is with DC’s imprint Vertigo. Pencils, and inks.

The Losers #1 (2003) – Here is the first cover outside of Fleetway. Once again, DC’s imprint Vertigo.

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Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 177

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Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 178

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The Losers 3

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The Losers 9

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The Losers #3 (2003) – A great Statue of Liberty cover.

The Losers #9 (2004) – The horizontal comic covers are usually a gratifying visual spectacle. This here is one of those times.

Batman The Legends of The Dark Knight #177 (2004) – The Jock Batman cover art era begins here. Way back in 2004. A beauty of a first too. This also happens to be the first DC work (superhero), non related to Vertigo. His “bats/signature” make an appearance on the cover. Not as predominate yet as later on, hints are here.

Batman The Legends of The Dark Knight #178 (2004) – The next issue cover features Catwoman on it. The red and black cover just pops.

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The Losers #12 (2004) – Eye candy here.

Detective Comics #797 (2004) – A Batman Detective cover.

The Losers #15 (2004) – Eye candy.

Detective Comics #800 (2005) – Anniversary cover by Jock.

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The Losers #20 (2005) – Eye candy.

Catwoman #43 (2005) – The first Catwoman cover.

Batman #642 (2005) – The first Batman flagship title cover.

Batman #643 (2005) – Here’s a good collectors item. Jock’s first Joker cover. And it’s breathtaking.

Batman 645

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Nightwing 118

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The Losers 32

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Batman #645
(2005) – His first Robin (Jason Todd) cover.

The Losers #32 (2006) – The final issue of this award winning series and an awesome cover to cap off the series too.

Nightwing #118 (2006) – Another Statue of Libery cover. We like this one better. This is his first Nightwing cover.

Nightwing #124 (2006) – Nightwing can fly! Great cover. More of his signature bats appear….

Batman Annual 25

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Scalped 1

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Batman Annual #25 (2006) Here Jock pays homage to Jim Aparo with this painted cover.

Scalped #1 (2007) – This series was optioned a few years ago (TV? Movie?). No news since.

Scalped #3 (2007) – Riveting.

Green Arrow #1 (2007) – Writer Andy Diggle teams with Jock on Green Arrow.

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Azrael 1

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Batman Confidential 33

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Green Arrow 4

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Thunderbolts 127

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Green Arrow #4 (2007) – Eye candy.

Thunderbolts #127 (2009) – Jock’s first Marvel comics work. Not many in the Marvel column with this creator. Love these because there are far and few between right now. What a ridiculously gorgeous Venom cover. Wow.

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Batman Confidential #33 (2009) – This might be the first time Jock uses the “bats” as part of his “design/signature”. Looks like these are the bats he’ll use going forward if he needs them.

Azrael #1 (2009) – There are those bats again!

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Detective Comics #859 (2010) – Bats everywhere! And a Batwoman cover too!

Greek Street #5 (2010) – Great cover.

Daredevil #511 (2010) – Here is another rare Marvel cover from Jock and it’s a beauty.

Detective Comics #871 (2011) – The “bats” make their return.

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Daredevil Reborn #2

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Incredible Hulks #626

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Detective Comics #873 (2011) – Less “bats” here, but they are present and Batman gets the white background treatment here.

Daredevil Reborn #2 (2011) – It looks like Marvel and Jock found their love connection. Fantastic cover here.

Incredible Hulks #626 (2011) – Jock on a Hulk cover?? Yep!

Detective Comics #878 (2011) – The “bats” return.

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Detective Comics #880

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Marvel Universe vs Wolverine #3

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New Avengers #3

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Pigs #1

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Detective Comics #880 (2011) – Well here it is! The Jock bats make their ultimate cover appearance. It does not get better than this.

Pigs #1 (2011) – Jock’s first Image Comics cover.

Marvel Universe vs Wolverine #3 (2011) – Jock cover featuring Hulk and Wolverine.

New Avengers #3 (2013) – Jock’s simple Cap shield cover is quality.

Adventures of Superman #14

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Batman #21

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Superman Unchained #7

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Wolverine Max #5 (2013) – An awesome Wolverine cover.

Batman #21 (2013) – The “bats” return on this cover!

Adventures of Superman #14 (2014) – Another instant classic Joker cover from Jock.

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Superman Unchained #7 (2014) – First Jock Superman cover.

Wytches #1

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Suiciders #1

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Batman Superman 21

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Batman #44

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Wytches #1 (2014) – This series with writer Scott Snyder was optioned….so we thought. No news since.

Suiciders #1 (2015) – Great comic, great Jock cover.

Batman/Superman #21 (2015) – And yet another unbelievable Joker cover from Jock.

Batman #44 (2015) – The “bats” are back!

Batman Europa #4 (2016) – The “bats”!

 

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Catwoman 43

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The Losers 20

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Spawn #259 – Spawn faces Satan for the first time ever in part one of the Satan Saga Wars!

Howard The Duck #3 – The variant Gwenpool cover from Rob Liefeld is getting a lot of attention.

All-New Wolverine #3 – Find out who the Four Sisters are. 

Obi-Wan And Anakin #1 – A new Star Wars number one comic book. If this comic has a first appearance in it, it will make the issue an instant hot book.

Black Magick #3 – A new character is introduced.

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Fans of Image Comics’ Black Magick will be introduced to a new character in Black Magick #3.
The Wytches comic series from Snyder and Jock was a hit. It still has potential to be a bigger hit given the extra interest from a studio eventually. Whether it’s a movie or television, Wytches has that feel that someday it will be bigger, much bigger. This week, Image Comics will feature a black and white pencil only from Wytches #1 in an oversized format of 11×17. This amazing format and eye candy will be called Image Giant-Sized Artists Proof Edition Wytches #1. A must get for comic collectors and fans alike.
Spawn will face his greatest adversary that he never faced before! Yep. In Spawn #259, The Satan Saga Wars begins. The title of this event pretty much sums up who Spawn will be facing off against for the very first time ever. Satan. The Todd McFarlane cover is great, as is the Erik Larsen/Todd McFarlane cover. Spawn fights Satan, this is gonna be good.

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Who are the Four Sisters? Find out in All-New Wolverine #3. And that Mike Choi variant is nice.
Mr. Negative will be causing all sorts of problems for Spidey in Amazing Spider-Man #6. Did you know that Mr. Negative first appeared in Free Comic Book Day 2007 Spider-Man comic? Now you know!
Two stellar covers for the new Carnage comic this Wednesday has to be mentioned here. The eye candy from Carnage #3 features covers from Mike Deodato and Yasmine Putri. Fantastic.
Marvel goes back to the well this week with Deadpool And Cable Split Second #1. Back in 2004, it was Cable who got first billing in the monthly comic; Cable and Deadpool. That series lasted 50 issues. Times have changed and the money is with Deadpool these days, so the Merc gets first billing now. Did you know that Cable first appeared with Deadpool in New Mutants #98 (1991). Maybe you heard of that issue? Anyway, Rob Liefled had an obvious hand in creating these characters so it’s natural we would get a variant for the new title from him. Seeing that fight cover from Rob, it brought us back to our favorite fight cover; New Mutants #93 (1990). Rob had Wolverine all over Cable on that one. Fun times, fun comics.
While we’re on topic about Rob, he creates the variant cover for Howard The Duck #3 with Gwenpool on the cover. A $60 retail variant. Yikes that is a bit steep! A very very nice variant from Rob nonetheless.
Marvel (Disney) will continue to milk the Star Wars franchise. Nothing wrong with that really. Disney is in business to make money and they are producing a good product, not crap. Check out another new Star Wars comic; Obi-Wan And Anakin #1 this Wednesday. Lots of variants to choose from.
Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1 should be all kinds of a fun read. That Todd Nauck Deadpool Incentive variant is neat.

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Alterna Comics will give fans a holiday special this Wednesday. A rare Special Edition graphic novel limited to only 750 copies! Yes that’s correct, The Chair novel will only have only 750 available copies! If you want a copy you best get it quick because by the end of this sentence they are most likely sold……out.

That Batman Europa #3 Francesco Mattina incentive cover is quite awesome.
Another DC title to definitely check out this week; Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four Annual #1.

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Writer Garth Ennis and artist Simon Coleby bring us Dreaming Eagles #1 from After-Shock Comics.
Garth Ennis also has Code Pru #1 from Avatar Press coming out.
And check out Clarence Rest Stops #1 (Boom Studios).

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 12/17/14

As stated in previous weeks, there are big changes coming to the InvestComics platform. Changes that will benefit the collector in all ways possible. It’s been a 9 year run (going on 10 years) that InvestComics has giving the speculator/reader a platform like no other web site on the internet. There are a lot of sites that have popped up over the past few years/months/weeks that have tried to duplicate the InvestComics lure, but fall short because we have the library of information provided for so many years. If you don’t take yourself so seriously, enjoy the modern/bronze age speculative/reading aspect of collecting, then you will enjoy what is to come. Stay tuned.

Coming up on the holiday season here. A very busy life calls for a less busy InvestComics Hot Picks! This doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of comics to read and speculate on for your own liking. Check out what made our list though…..

All New Captain America #2 will continue to focus on the character Nomad. It’s just a matter of time before we see this dude in a movie right? Probably not, maybe, who knows?! Anyhow, here is a small checklist (you know InvestComics has LOTS of checklist too!) on the character Nomad.

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Nomad’s first appearance was in Captain America #180 (1974) as Steve Rogers. Captain America #261 (1981); Edward Ferbel, Captain America #1 (2013); Ian Rogers. And Jack Monroe; Captain America #282 (1983). So the question to ask yourself now is, should I buy these? Well, all of these first appearances are very affordable. You won’t lose any money and Captain_Marvel_10_InvestComics Ms_Marvel_1_InvestComicsyou’ll get great stories to boot. The answer to your question is simple. Yes.

Another Captain to look out for this week is Captain Marvel. Ever since the Captain Marvel movie announcement, Captain Marvel has been extremely hot in the aftermaket. Captain Marvel #10 will have a very cool cover that pays homage to the original appearance of Carol Danvers from Ms. Marvel #1 (1977). Marvel is celebrating the 100th solo issue with the tribute cover. The best part of this “very cool cover” is that it’s not a variant. Regular cover here!

And speaking of variants and homage covers, how about Spider-Woman #2? The obvious money grab from Marvel is stated right on the cover! Stay classy Marvel. Anyway, this “nothing to do with Spider-Woman” cover borrows from the famous Amazing Spider-Man #129 (1974) (Punisher’s first appearance of course). This variant will be cover price on Wednesday. Will it stay that way for long? Maybe not given the fact Rocket Raccoon is so popular these days and Amazing_Spider-Man_129_InvestComics Spider_woman_Rocket_raccoon_investcomicsit’s a great tribute cover.

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #8 promises a mind blowing event. Readers will find out what is behind the Miles Morales legacy and who Miles’ daddy is.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #37 will reveal the secret history of Roy Harper and Oliver Queen, so fans of those two will want to check this out.

The speculative market does not remain all that quiet with new releases from Image Comics. The red hot Wytches will continue its torrid pace with Wytches #3 and Rumble #1 looks to be a nice pick-up. Ray Fawkes’ Intersect #2 will see some awesome sales. All of these Image titles will be sold out very soon. Titan Comics will have three number comics coming out on new comic book day. Check out 13 Coins #3, Mono #1 and Captain Stone #1. All of Titan’s new number ones are sold out or just about there. If you want em’, grab em’.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 11/12/14

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Not each week does the opportunity present itself that a surefire hit will surface, that one book that will be an instant aftermarket success. This week however, there is that book (and another, but more on that in a bit); Wytches (2014 Image) #2. The success on issue number one was so great, that it will indeed spill over to the second issue, I guarantee it. Get your copy quick because it’s already sold out at the distributor. The reason for the success here? Put Scott Sndyer on writing duties, put Jock on art and cover duties, which equates to a fantastic story. Add to the mix of a possible movie deal and you have instant speculation gold.

A book that may take some speculators by surprise this week is Kitchen (2014 DC/Vertigo) #1. A reverting story line coupled along with the great DC imprint of Vertigo makes for a possible sleeper. The $10 variant is already sold out, so pay attention to this one.

New_Mutants_Annual_1_InvestComics Captain_Marvel_InvestComicsIt’s not too often that an IDW comic cracks the InvestComics Hot Picks list. The aftermarket never acts too kindly to certain independent publishers, this being one of them. That said, not to take anything away from them! They put out an outstanding publishing line. This week IDW gives us a rarer original content comic instead of a licensed one. Check out Bigger Bang (2014 IDW) #1 this week. Looks like a winner.

Drifter (2014 Image) #1 is sold out at the distributor, but is still available at some of the on line outlets. If you are afraid you may miss it at your local shop, you should probably buy it on line before that becomes a non-option for you.

What more can be said on here that hasn’t already been said about Spider-Verse? I have been alerting you for months about how important this saga is. Gave you a heads up on the Gwen Stacy issue too a few weeks ago. It begs repeating though just in case you haven’t been listening. This Spider-Verse story line is one of the most important speculation Spider-Man series to come out in quite some time. This isn’t “One More Day”, or “The Clone Saga”, this is a story line that will introduce and re-introduce every single Spider-Man costume, person, metal armor, and even an animal BACK into the fold of the Marvel universe all at one time. So to reiterate for the millionth time here, what does this Django_Zorro_InvestComics Rocket_Raccoon_Variant_InvestComicsmean for the speculator? It means that there are going to be an abundance of breakout characters here. Old and more importantly NEW! If you are a reader or a speculator, you need to get on every single Spider-Verse book. Anything Marvel throws at us, get it. There will be introductions (and reentries) in books that you were not expecting and BAM the book will blow up because the character(s) suddenly are at the forefront of a new book, or appear in another thus creating a mad frenzy to find that first appearance. I said it from the beginning, the Spider-Verse story line is a huge marketing monster with tremendous potential to explore and introduce new Spider characters. Do not sleep on this specs. So with all of this stated, Spider-Verse (2014) #1 will do all of the above mentioned. The team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos begin the awesome series. There are two separate stories introducing two new spider characters. Yes this book, better yet, this series is one to get without a doubt!

And speaking of reintroduction’s, check out Silver Surfer (2014 5th Series) #7. There will be characters reintroduced into the Marvel lure that promise’s to blow readers away. Be sure to take a look and make an executive decision on whether or not to pursue this issue and the first appearances of our old guest. Oh and the best best part of this comic.Want to know? Dan Slott is the writer! So pulling double duty here with the reintro’s.

Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man (2014) #7 will focus on the question; who is Katie Bishop? Maybe she is going to play a major role in the Ultimate Spider-Man universe. Maybe not. Either way, her first appearance was in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #12 (2012).

All New Captain America (2014 Marvel) #1 will be accompanied with 9 variant covers at last count. This gimmick will be short lived because most likely Steve Rogers will be back in given time and Sam Wilson will be out. A “new” CaptaiJon_Sable_Freelance_1_InvestComics Superior_Iron_Man_1_InvestComicsn America is not “new” anymore and it’s grown a bit, become tiresome and non-eventful. It may sell out, but don’t look for record breaking aftermarket numbers here. The $200 variant is the only outstanding book sold out book at the moment. More of the same with the other new book the “new” Captain America will appear in this week; Captain America and the Mighty Avengers (2014) #1. There is a very nice $3.99 Rocket Raccoon variant to check out though.

Guardians 3000 (2014) #2 will introduce a new Herald to Galactus.

A new Iron Man book will turn some heads. Check out Superior Iron Man (2014) #1.

Captain Marvel has been in the news lately. Have you seen that? Something about a movie. Anyway, in this weeks Captain Marvel (2014 8th Series) #9 all eyes will be on Lila Cheney. She guest stars. Lila first appeared in New Mutants Annual #1.

Hero_2014_InvestComicsThe new Hero Initiative comic Hero Comics (2011 IDW) #2014 will feature a new Maxx story from Sam Keith. Mike Grell will provide a new story on his character from 31 years ago, Jon Sable, Freelance. A hot book for a little bit back then. Check out Jon’s first appearance in Jon Sable, Freelance #1 (1983) from First Comics. And incidentally, First Comics are making a comeback with their new release Badger comic coming soon. They were great back in the 80’s. I’m sure they will put out some great reading material this time around as well.

An odd pairing from Dynamite Entertainment this week. Django Zorro (2014 Dynamite) #1. Yes that’s right Django and Zorro?! Sounds like fun! Here’s the most awesome part of this comic release. It’s written by Quentin Tarantino! Get a CBCS witness signature on this comic, score a 9.8 and you have yourself a nice book. We’re on the saddle with this comic. The variants are fantastic too. The favorite is posted here, Nice.

A couple of other number one comics to take a peak at this week; Deep State (2014 Boom) #1 and Resurrectionists (2014 Dark Horse) #1.

Don’t forget to check out the updates on the Capital Grading Services website (www.capitalgradingservices.com).

See you soon. Invest wisely.

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Jay Katz

August PREVIEWS catalog – Highlights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Diamond Announces Contents of the August 2014 PREVIEWS

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Front CoverAugust’s PREVIEWS Features DC Entertainment’s Newest Weekly Series, Earth 2: World’s End

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 16, 2014) — The August edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on July 23rd. August’s PREVIEWS offers over 2,000 new items and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning October 2014.

ON OUR FRONT COVER: The return of Power Girl and Huntress to their homeworld has dire consequences in DC Entertainment’s newest weekly series, Earth 2: World’s End.

ON OUR BACK COVER: Scott Snyder and Jock, the acclaimed team behind Batman: The Black Mirror, reteam for a new supernatural horror series from Image Comics, Wytches.

The August PREVIEWS Features

How to Draw Month — For the aspiring artist in all of us, PREVIEWS offers a wealth of “how-to” books from a variety of publishers that will satisfy every artistic inclination and teach you what you need to know to succeed.

On The Flip Side — Frank Cho, the fan-favorite artist of Liberty Meadows and numerous Marvel comics, talks to PREVIEWS about his new instructional book offered in this month’s catalog, Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method.

Indie Edge — James Tynion IV, the co-writer of Batman Eternal for DC Entertainment and the writer of The Woods for BOOM! Studios, talks about the projects he’s working on, how Batman Eternal is created, and which books he’s reading today.

Back CoverGems of the Month — August’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include: Dark Horse Comics’ Alien Vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1, which pits the crew of a starship against both Aliens and Predators; DC Entertainment’s Arkham Manor #1, in which Batman must solve the murder of inmates in Arkham Asylum; IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1, the long-awaited crossover between two of the ’80s biggest franchises; Image Comics’ Rasputin #1, a new horror series by Proof‘s Alex Grecian and Riley Rossmo; and Marvel Comics’ The Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1, an examination of his loss and its effect upon the Marvel Universe.

SplashPREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this October, including Marvel Comics’ Avengers & X-Men: Axis event; IDW Publishing’s new Edward Scissorhands series that picks up two generations after the film; BOOM! Studios’ new series based on FOX’s supernatural hit Sleepy Hollow; Valiant Entertainment’s Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody, a sequel series to the original Valiant hit by the original creators, Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright; Toon Tumbler’s new line of DC Bombshells Pint Glasses; and much more.

PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel — This month PREVIEWS offers more exclusive apparel that can be found only at your comic shop than ever before! Rocket Raccoon is full of furry attitude on the Guardians of the Galaxy: Bro Bandit shirt, and you’ll be ready for a day at work with the Army of Darkness: S-Mart t-shirt. These and many more shirts can only be found in PREVIEWS, so be sure to order them from your local comic book shop and refresh your wardrobe!

Plus: Staff Picks, the month’s Certified Cool books, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!

All this awaits you in the August edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, July 23rd with a cover price of just $4.50.

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