Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 4/14

Every week PREVIEWSworld calls attention to those comics, graphic novels, and toys which stand out from all the rest. These titles from Premier Vendors and independent publishers should be at the top of your list, and can be found at your local comic shop on April 14th!

See all the New Releases for April 14th here!

Comics

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
THE FINALE OF "PREY" - AND THE FIGHT OF THOR'S LIFE!
All-Father Thor breaks out of his prison! But Donald Blake has amassed more power than the King of Asgard can know. One thing is certain: When the hammer comes down, only one man will remain standing. Big action and big stakes are the Donny Cates and Nic Klein special - but you've never seen them like this before. This is the issue you can't miss!

Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #59

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ben Percy (A) Scot Eaton (CA) Adam Kubert
SNIKTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE!
WOLVERINE takes the fight to the vampire nation in a quest to stop DRACULA's plot to co-opt his mutant healing factor! But what sacrifices and moral compromises must be made before humans and mutants see the dawn?

Parental Advisory
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #47

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Pasqual Ferry (CA) Phil Noto
WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?
Peter Parker once put on an alien suit that nearly destroyed his life - but what if he'd never taken it off? Ignoring every warning, Spidey embraces the dark symbiote! Haunted by terrible nightmares and exhausted by an endless barrage of bad guys, Peter can't seem to catch a break these days. So when the Hobgoblin attacks, he finds a hero at the end of his rope...and vulnerable to new dark impulses. Spider-Man is about to change his rules - but is it truly Peter who is in charge? Creative powerhouses Chip Zdarsky, Pasqual Ferry and Matt Hollingsworth bring you a terrifying tale of a Peter Parker possessed and on the edge!

Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $4.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #24

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Julio Anta (A) Anna Wieszczyk (CA) Lisa Sterle
When a young boy is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, something begins to change in him, and it isn't just the trauma, anxiety, and guilt you'd expect. He doesn't know it yet, but it's the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever.

JULIO ANTA and ANNA WIESZCZYK debut with a deeply grounded and heartfelt five-issue series that explores the real-world implications of a migrant with extraordinary powers.
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) David Hine, Brian Haberlin (A/CA) Brian Haberlin, Geirrod Van Dyke
At the edge of the galaxy, there is a giant supercomputer known as the Lighthouse. The only brain powerful enough to navigate ships through a sargasso of naturally occurring wormholes, potentially cutting months or even years off a spaceship's journey. Three humans, one alien, and a nanny bot have manned the remote station for years in relative peace until the arrival of Captain Kongre and his band of cutthroat pirates threatens the future of civilization and reveals that each of the Lighthouse crew has been hiding a shocking secret.
  
He who controls the Lighthouse controls this part of the galaxy.
  
From the team that brought you THE MARKED and SONATA comes this double-sized sci-fi thriller set on the high seas of space, based on the work of master storyteller JULES VERNE.
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Sebastian Piriz
Canto has surprised, delighted, and moved readers with tales of the clockwork hero-fighting for love, his people, and hope! In this special Canto series, our titular hero reunites with the Giant Guardians of Dis, Fra and Ba, as well as other friends and foes, to recruit the kingdom of Giants to his quest to defeat the Shrouded Man. Canto co-creator David M. Booher and artist Sebastián Piriz (Headspace, Disaster Inc.) bridge Canto II: The Hollow Men and the upcoming Canto III!
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #114

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be Dreaming!
The epic crossover between two of the most beloved fantasy universes in comics begins here. John "Jack" Locke is ten years dead, but that hasn't stopped him from posting the occasional letter home... from Hell. Now Mary Locke will do anything to save her brother's soul, including cut a deal with Roderick Burgess-the most evil man in England-to search for answers in the House of Mystery and risk the walking nightmare known as the Corinthian to find help in a disintegrating Kingdom of Dreams!
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $6.99
PREVIEWS Page #103

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Marco Renna (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
* Still reeling from the revelation of the New Green Ranger's true identity, the New Mighty Morphin team must join with former Ranger Grace Sterling to save Angel Grove from a new threat tied to Zordon's surprising past.

* But nothing could prepare the Rangers for the two people who stand in their way...
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #180

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Alex Child, Grant Morrison (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz
* August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie are the prime suspects in the disappearance of the missing boys, but the authorities have no idea what monsters roam the Proctor Valley Road.

* As the town - and even their families - closes in on the girls, August makes a choice to visit that haunted road one last time.

* And even if she survives, an even greater threat may have its eyes on these four friends...
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #174

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Dave Dwonch, Brockton McKinney (A/CA) Magenta King
Meet Jenny Tetsuo, the hard drinkin', hard partyin' daughter of beloved superhero, Mega Commander Zero. After washing out as the military's top kaiju killer, "Jenny Zero" now lives the celebutante life with her hotel heiress and publicist best friend, Dana Sheraton. But when the massive creatures return, Jenny must decide if she can sober up and save the world!
From Dave Dwonch (Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab, Mind Palace), Brock McKinney (MAD Magazine, Full Moon Deadly Ten films) and superstar in the making, Magenta King comes a new hero for a new decade!
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #87

AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Mark Torres
Twenty years ago, a comet fell to earth. Since that night, Matthew has been haunted - haunted by a spirit that gives him incredible psychic abilities. But these abilities come with a price...and payment is due.
Every time Matthew uses his gifts, he draws closer to death, and other psychics - all of whom gained their powers on the night the comet fell - are dying in the most horrible of ways. To save himself, Matthew gathers a group of psychics to solve the mystery of their powers before it's too late.
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #200

DYNAMITE
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Jonathan Lau (CA) Lucio Parrillo
Sonja beholds the futuristic wonders of The Project's interdimensional home base! She's given high-tech weapons and battle armor, an education on metaphysics and magic. Sonja is one of the greatest warriors of all time; what she is not...is a good student.

By DAN ABNETT (Guardians Of The Galaxy) and JONATHAN LAU (Red Sonja)!
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #150

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Paul Allor (A) Emma Vieceli (A/CA) Chris Evenhuis
Citizen. Spy. Hero. An all-new series featuring your favorite JOEs alongside new characters in this new vision for a new generation.
Tyranny is on the rise as Cobra topples governments and spreads its ruthless power across the globe. In these trying times, desperate measures are taken. The new G.I. Joe program recruits civilian spies and saboteurs: ordinary people living in occupied territories who will put their lives on the line to strike back through clandestine but high-impact missions. Join these new recruits as they resist Cobra control, fight to make a better world for all, and find out just what they are capable of. Collects the complete G.I. JOE series.
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $29.99
PREVIEWS Page #97

LEGENDARY COMICS
(W) Greg Keyes (A) Drew Johnson
A unique story that picks up after the events of the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, where the Titans have risen and the reign of Godzilla has begun. As told entirely from Godzilla's point of view, the graphic novel brings new insights into the King of Monsters: his habitats, ancient rivalries, challenges, and encounters with new Titans. As his new era of dominance is tested, a coming confrontation with another King looms.
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $16.99
PREVIEWS Page #288

AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Zac Thompson (A/CA) Jen Hickman
A Horror/Break-up Story in Five Parts.
Catrin Vander, a lonely video producer, buys an Artificial Intelligence partner that's meant to bond for life. After ten years together, her holographic wife suddenly disconnects without a warning. The breakup drives Catrin to the point of near insanity. She's alone for the first time in years and reeling from a loss she can't comprehend.
Written by Zac Thompson (UNDONE BY BLOOD, THE REPLACER, HER INFERNAL DESCENT, No One's Rose, X-Men) and illustrated in color by Jen Hickman (MOTH & WHISPER, Test), this volume contains the entire series, issues #1-5.
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $16.99
PREVIEWS Page #210

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Micol Ostow (A/CA) Thomas Pitilli
Archie's second original graphic novel features the world of CW's Riverdale! Four interconnected stories trap each of our main characters in a unique high-stakes conflict over the course of a few pressure-cooker hours! Jughead's locked in and left behind with Moose at Stonewall Prep, Veronica is trapped with Cheryl at a nearby suburban shopping mall, Betty and Polly are stalked by a possible madman when a girls' night goes horribly awry and Archie is held hostage by a 'long lost relative' of Fred's who's come to town seeking payback of any and every kind. Will Archie and company even make it to sunrise? If they do, will they ever be the same again?              
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #229

VIZ LLC
(W) Hidenori Kusaka (A) Satoshi Yamamoto
Ruby and Sapphire find out that Archie and Maxie, the leaders of evil Team Aqua and equally evil Team Magma, are using the Blue Orb and the Red Orb to control two Legendary Pokémon, Kyogre and Groudon. As the two Trainers struggle with their opponents, they also discover a mysterious connection between their own memories of the past. Can they figure out the secret in time to awaken three Pokémon that can save the day?
Collects the original Pokémon Adventures volumes 19, 20 & 21!
For all ages.
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #365

VIZ LLC
(W) Kotoyama
When Nazuna invites Ko to spend the night at her place in an abandoned building, he's stoked! But then he awakens to kisses on his neck with a little too much bite to them... Is it just the delicious taste of his blood that makes her meet him night after night for late-night adventures, conversation and...naps? Or something else? Then, when a cute girl from Yamori's past shows up and competes for his attention, his budding relationship with the undead is put to the test!
For older teen audiences.
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #363

Toys & Merchandise

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready to feel the earth move! Fan-favorite earthbender Toph joins the action figure line based on Avatar: The Last Airbender in this epic third assortment! Toph is joined by the firebending Lord Ozai, dressed as he appears in the Battle at Wulong Forest. Each 7-inch-scale figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and includes alternate hands and element-bending accessories. Packaged in deluxe window box packaging. Designed by Eamon O'Donoghue, sculpted by Richard Force!
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $24.99
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GOOD SMILE COMPANY
From Good Smile Company. From the movie Robocop comes an alloy-incorporated action figure of the cyborg police officer himself: Robocop! The figure stands 6.5" tall and is fully articulated. Zinc alloy is utilized in the chest and legs. The holster in his leg can be opened and closed, and his Auto 9 can be stored inside. Three face parts and damaged head and chest parts are included. Open hands, closed hands, hands for holding his gun and a Terminal Strip hand, and Cobra Assault Cannon is included as well. The figure also comes with a display stand with storage space for the optional parts.
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $149.99

SENTINEL
From Sentinel. From the latest movie in the live-action Transformers movie series, Bumblebee, comes Nendoroids of Bumblebee and Autobot leader Optimus Prime! The Nendoroids are fully articulated, allowing you to recreate all kinds of situations, from everyday scenarios to combat scenes. Optional parts for Bumblebee include its arm cannon and sword as well as a Battle Mask. Optional parts for Optimus Prime include an Ion Blaster and pointing hand parts, perfect for the leader of the Autobots.
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $64.99

GOOD SMILE COMPANY
From Good Smile. From the Nintendo 3DS game Kid Icarus: Uprising comes a rerelease of the figma of the main character, Pit! Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes. He comes with a smiling expression as well as a valiant shouting expression. His weapon "Palutena's Holy Bow" is included in three different forms. A hand part with a glove and a halo part are also included. A Monoeye is also included as one of the Underworld monsters for Pit to battle against. His eye can be moved left and right. An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $129.99

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