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New Releases – 30th August 2023

New releases are here! This week includes creator-owned comic anthologies, new mutants, unpublished book characters saving the plot, insidious dreams, spacecraft graveyards, culinary adventures in Exandria, real-time starship combat, guessing games with mediums, silent storms of adventure, modern day heroes, fantastic and grim fairy tales, battling Pokemon, and more! Check out the highlights below.

See something you want that’s already sold out? Get in touch with us to see if we can restock or backorder it for you!

SHIPPING ADVISORY – Image Comics

Please note we have been informed by Diamond UK that the following Image Comics’ titles that should have released this week will be delayed by a week, giving them a new UK on sale date of Wednesday 6th September. This delay has been caused by a missed shipment from the printers.

  • BATTLE CHASERS #11 2ND PTG
  • KAPTARA UNIVERSAL TRUTHS #1
  • LOCAL MAN GOLD ONE SHOT
  • MONSTRESS #47
  • SAVAGE STRENGTH OF STARSTORM #4
  • SPAWN SCORCHED #21
  • W0RLDTR33 #5

DEVILS CUT ONE SHOT

(W) Mirka Andolfo, Brian Azzarello, Marc Bernardin, Elsa Charretier, Becky Cloonan, Tula Lotay, Jamie McKelvie, Stephanie Phillips, Scott Snyder, James TynionvIV, V. Ram (A) Jock, Elsa Charretier, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Lee Garbett, Joelle Jones, Ariela Kristantina, Tula Lotay, Jamie McKelvie, Junko Mizuno, Eduardo Risso, Christian Ward (CA) (VCA) Francesco Francavilla, Jamie McKelvie, Becky Cloonan

The Devil’s Cut is your introduction to DSTLRY, a new publisher redefining creator-owned comics. In the aging process, the whiskey that evaporates is called the Angel’s Share. But the most potent spirits are captured in the wood – the Devil’s Cut.

This is The Devil’s Cut-  unfiltered stories from the most fearless creators, offering a distinct taste of the quality to come. 88 oversized pages printed on premium paper, featuring a flight of high-proof work from our Founding Creators including Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tula Lotay, Mirka Andolfo, Jock, Becky Cloonan, Brian Azzarello, Marc Bernardin, Elsa Charretier, Lee Garbett, Joelle Jones, Stephanie Phillips, Ram V, Jamie McKelvie, Junko Mizuno  and friends including Francesco Francavilla, Ariela Kristantina, Eduardo Risso, Christian Ward, and more. Edited by the legendary Will Dennis. 

This kick-off issue will never be reprinted in this format again.


MS MARVEL NEW MUTANT #1

(W) Vellani, Iman, Pirzada, Sabir (A) Carlos E. Gomez, Adam Gorham (CA) Sara Pichelli (VCA) Stanley Lau “Artgerm”, Betsy Cola

Fresh off her world-saving death, Kamala has been brought back via Krakoan Resurrection Technology! What a way to learn she’s a mutant! The bad news is her debut at the Hellfire Gala didn’t go exactly as planned, and now all of mutantkind are being hunted worldwide! Into this world of hate and fear, Kamala has a secret mission to pull off for the X-Men, all the while struggling to acclimate to this new part of her identity!

PLUS: This huge new chapter of Kamala’s story is being co-written by the MCU’s own Kamala, Iman Vellani, and Sabir Pirzada of both DARK WEB: MS. MARVEL and her Disney+ series!

Rated T+


PLOT HOLES #1 (OF 5)

(W) Sean Gordon Murphy (A/CA) Sean Gordon Murphy (VCA) Jon Sommariva

THE PLOT HOLES are a squad of fictional warriors who transport themselves into the pages of other books, using their unique skills to save the plots in order to stop them from being destroyed. And Cliff is their newest recruit, a comic creator who’s just realized his world isn’t real-in fact, it’s a complete fiction that literally exists inside a novel. The other members are misfits like him, pulled from unpublished books that couldn’t be saved: a manga samurai, a barbarian tiger, a kid from a comic strip, and a vampire assassin. Outclassed by the other members, Cliff sets out to prove his worth to The Plot Holes as they fight to save as many books as possible. The only thing stopping them is Surge, an ex-member who’s gone rogue-not only is he threatening to destroy the digital matrix containing them, he threatens to destroy the database of digital libraries all over the world!


KNIGHT TERRORS NIGHTS END #1 (ONE SHOT)

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Howard Porter

Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, along with the DCU’s other heroes, have escaped the Nightmare Realm only to find the Nightmare League has followed them home! The entire world has become engulfed in horror, and the last person standing to take down Insomnia is Deadman. But does he want to?

And don’t miss the exciting ending that continues the Dawn of DC mystery and introduces Dr. Hate! Wait… who is Dr. Hate?

Knight Terrors’ thrills and chills are brought to the DC Universe by DC architect and superstar writer Joshua Williamson with horrific art by comics legend Howard Porter!


Plus, these sensational second issues!

ALICE NEVER AFTER
#2 (OF 5)

BLADE #2

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2

HUNGER AND DUSK #2


Also released this week…

  • Action Comics Presents Doomsday Special #1
  • Batman Catwoman Gotham War Battle Lines #1
  • Death Of Venomverse #3 (of 5)
  • IDW Endless Summer Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Incredible Hulk #3
  • Marvel Age #1000
  • MMPR 30th Anniversary Special #1
  • Moon Knight Annual #1
  • Riddler Year One #6 (of 6)
  • Sandman Nightmare Country Glass House #4
  • Star Wars Bounty Hunters #37
  • Superboy The Man Of Tomorrow #5 (of 6)
  • TMNT Vs Street Fighter #3 (of 5)
  • Ultimate Invasion #3 (of 4)
  • Wolverine #36

SCARLET WITCH BY STEVE ORLANDO VOL 01 THE LAST DOOR TP

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Sara Pichelli, Carlos Nieto (CA) Russell Dauterman

A new era begins for Wanda Maximoff, as she goes on a journey to help those in need with witchcraft and heroism alike!

There is a door that appears only to those who need it most, who have no one else in the world to turn to. On the other side is the witchcraft shop. If your hope is gone, there you will meet the Scarlet Witch! Wanda Maximoff is familiar with hitting rock bottom – and now that she’s finally found peace, she’s pledged to help others who are languishing at their lowest.

But when a woman falls through Wanda’s door with a terrifying story of a town gone mad, the Scarlet Witch will have to muster all her wits and chaos magic to deal with an insidious threat! And when Viv Vision comes to her, exhausted and terrified, Wanda must dive into Viv’s dreams to find the cause of the android’s suffering!

Plus, Polaris stops by… for a sisterly sojourn into Sub-Atomica!

COLLECTING: Scarlet Witch (2023) 1-5

Rated T+


WHERE STARSHIPS GO TO DIE TP

(W) Mark Sable (A) Alberto Locati (CA) Jeremy Haun

Point Nemo – the farthest oceanic point on earth from any landmass. A spacecraft graveyard where rockets and satellites can be safely ditched on the ocean floor. In a near future ravaged by climate change, an African astronaut teams with an Indian shipping magnate to mount a dangerous salvage mission to recover the wreck of humanity’s first interstellar starship. But what they find is beyond their worst nightmares.

Mark Sable (MISKATONIC, WAR ON TERROR: GODKILLERS) and Alberto Locatelli (The Believers, Cinque) bring you a sci-fi horror tale that will make you rethink the space race.

This 128-page volume contains the entire series, issues #1-5.


EXQUISITE EXANDRIA CRITICAL ROLE COOKBOOK HC

(W) Jesse Szewczyk, Susan Vu, Amanda Yee, Liz Marsham

Join a party of culinary adventurers in search of the fabulous flavors and delightful delicacies that make Exandria so exquisite. Here, they present their bounty: sixty dishes collected from each continent! Start in Tal’Dorei, where you can nab a trio of pastries from the Slayer’s Cake, a staple of Whitestone’s patisserie scene. Journey next to the birthplace of civilization, Issylra, and devour some absolutely divine Highsummer Honey Polenta. Travel to Marquet and explore Jrusar’s Core Spire while enjoying some street meat. And finally, end in Wildemount, where you can unwind with a famous Ruby of the Sea Cocktail.

With a foreword by Quyen Tran and Sam Riegel, gorgeous illustrations and photography to accompany mouthwatering recipes, and lore from each corner of Exandria, this is a must-have cookbook for every Critical Role fan.

STAR FIGHTERS RAPID FIRE

Star Fighters: Rapid Fire combines the excitement of real-time dice rolling with tactical starship combat. Each player hops into the cockpit of their own starfighter and duels it out in a dog fight to prove who is the superior pilot. The game plays in multiple modes 1 vs 1, 3 player free-for-all, 2 vs 2, or a solo mode where a single starfighter attacks an orbital space station.

Players must balance the pressure of real-time play while making good tactical and strategic decisions. The game only ends when one starfighter is destroyed. The pilot that hits the finishing blow gets all the glory and is the winner.


ROME IN A DAY

The once thriving Roman empire is falling apart. It’s time to claim the empire’s lands for yourself and increase your power. You just have to make a good trade: Offer a set of lands that will appeal to your opponents but make sure that you’ll get a better deal in the end. Divide and swap lands with “I cut, you choose” gameplay, outguessing your opponents and making clever trades to create a prosperous domain and build a new Rome In A Day.


PHANTOM INK

Teams of Renowned Mediums race to figure out a secret object that their teammate -a Spirit- is trying to communicate. Mediums take turns asking their Spirits questions about the secret object.

But there’s a catch – Spirits work in mysterious ways, and only write the first few letters of each answer on the Spirit Pad. Figure out the answers to the questions, and guess the secret object before the other team to win!


TINDERBLOX SUNSET EDITION

Tinderblox is a fun, easy to learn dexterity game that comes in a pocket size mini-tin so you’re always ready to play. Challenge your friends and family to ‘Play with fire’ as you gather around to build a 3D campfire, but don’t get burned! If you drop a piece of the fire you lose the game!​

Tinderblox Sunset also includes the Marshmallow Mini Expansion!


TINY EPIC VIKINGS

In Tiny Epic Vikings, players lead a clan of Vikings over 3 eras, in hopes of claiming the icy lands for their own. They play Viking Cards that represent their clan’s leaders, choosing the best builders, harvesters, explorers, and warriors. Raid and conquer the islands with settlers, build boats and temples to gain influence, and battle for the favor of the gods!


EXIT ADVENT CALENDAR: THE SILENT STORM

This Advent calendar is both an EXIT game and adventure story: In order to free yourself from this predicament, you must open a door of the calendar each day. Each door hides a new and exciting riddle, the solution to which will bring you closer and closer to your goal! Only by solving your riddles cleverly will you save Christmas! Now get going … there’s lots to do!


EVERYDAY HEROES RPG CORE RULEBOOK

Everyday Heroes™ is a modern-day roleplaying system based on d20 Modern, refreshed for the 5th edition. Updated by some of d20’s original designers, Everyday Heroes will delight fans everywhere. This complete Everyday Heroes Core Rulebook for both Gamemasters and Players brings the ease of the 5th edition of the world’s most popular roleplaying game into the modern era. This single rulebook is required to understand and play the contents of all of our officially licensed movie franchise games!


COMBAT TIERS BASE SET

Combat Tiers are designed to elevate your gaming experience! The transparent material will not obscure the gaming environment. Multi-tier possibilities allow you to create various heights, while the large staging platforms allow players to place multiple figures in simulated flight or combat, keeping everything sturdy and precise. Combat Tiers are gauged in one inch increments both on the prominent staging platforms and on the supporting posts, so ranges can be easily determined at a glance. With included extension posts, your figures can soar to even higher heights!


BIG BOOK OF BATTLE MATS: ROOMS, VAULTS, AND CHAMBERS

All new maps, same great format! A map for any heist at your fingertips!

A new edition of the iconic Big Book of Battle Mats featuring battle maps of fantasy interiors. Perfect for heists, capers and other shenanigans.

Fully wet & dry marker compatible, the maps can be written on, customised and adjusted to suit any scenario. The innovative 360° spine allows the book to fold fully in half, so each map page can be used individually, or lay flat to use the complimentary opposing pages together for a larger area.


FINDING THE DRAGON: MY FIRST ADVENTURE GAME BOOK

Today, you’re setting off on an incredible adventure. Today, you’re going to roam the world to find and adopt a dragon…

Finding the Dragon is the first book in the “My First Adventure” collection of stories in which you are the tiny hero. Choose your character and plunge in this rather unusual story, a story where each choice you make will change your adventure!


MAGIC: THE GATHERING WILDS OF ELDRAINE

Available in store only from Friday 1st September!


POKEMON TCG PALDEA PARTNER TINS

Available in store only from Friday 1st September!


POKEMON TCG DELUXE BATTLE DECKS

Available in store only from Friday 1st September!


POKEMON TCG HOLIDAY CALENDAR (2023)

Available in store only from Friday 1st September!

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