August Previews for Small Publisher Books

We have the big two, we have the indies and then there’s the in-between. The publishers who are not necessarily small but still have a small market share from the big publishers.

Let’s see some spotlight books coming down the pipeline from the small publishers out of August Previews.

Dark Horse

Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1

Aspiring reporter Jerri Bartman is furious when she’s demoted to hosting the nightly Creature Feature at her small-town TV station.

But Jerri quickly learns that there is more to horror hosting than just introducing bad B-movies. Her first night in the costume of her missing predecessor, Count Crowley, finds her face to face with a living, breathing . . . werewolf. Or was she just that drunk?

Featuring the dynamic creative team of David Dastmalchian and Lukas Ketner! 

The perfect comic for the Halloween season!

Grendel: Devil’s Odyssey #1

All-new Grendel from Matt Wagner! Grendel Prime searches the stars for a new home for mankind, and Matt Wagner returns to his darkest creation! As civilization comes to an end on Earth, the final Grendel Khan gives Grendel Prime a new directive: Find a perfect planet to be the new home for the human race. But will the deadly and relentless paladin ultimately save humanity . . . or destroy it? Grendel Prime continues the legacy in a space adventure!

Sci-fi, fantasy, and horror combine.

Ruby Falls #1

Kill Time, Till Time Kills You! Ruby Falls is a sleepy town. But sleep brings nightmares, and Lana is about to wake up in the middle of her hometown’s biggest secret: the ”disappearance” of infamously progressive Betty Gallagher during the mobster-ruled heyday of the old mining town.

When details of the cold-case murder start to come out through her grandmother Clara’s foggy, dementia-jumbled memories, Lana becomes obsessed with cracking the case, even if it splinters the peaceful town–and endangers everything she loves.

From Ann Nocenti ( The Seeds, Daredevil ) and rising talent Flavia Biondi (Italian artist of La Generazione making her American comics debut) comes Ruby Falls : a neo-noir tale of love, memory, and murder mysteriously woven through three generations of women, and hinging on their individual, intertwined fights for freedom.

Spell on Wheels: Just to Get to You #1

The trio of Witches from Spell on Wheels return in this follow up cross country series!

Andy, Claire, and Jolene find themselves back on the road when a dark presence from out west possesses Claire. As they follow the I-10 towards danger unknown, the group grapples with phantoms, family drama, cryptids, and crushes. Kate Leth ( Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat ), Megan Levens ( Star Trek: Boldly Go ), and Marissa Louise ( Hex Wives , Grumble ) bring you another chapter in the Spell on Wheels saga!

Supernatural meets Buffy and Charmed.


Vampirella #4 (Cover A – “Artgerm” Lau)

Seduction of The Innocent Book Four of Twelve: While several of Vampirella’s classic enemies gather under mysterious circumstances, Vampirella is goaded into committing a heroic act which may thrust her into the public eye, a place she’s definitely not comfortable in!

By the ever-unpredictable Christopher Priest and taking-the-US-by-storm Ergun Gunduz!

Vengeance of Vampirella #1 (Cover A – Middleton)

Originally debuting in 1994, Vengeance of Vampirella portrayed a more savage and feral look at the Daughter of Drakulon.

Now, for the 50th Anniversary of Vampirella, original series writer Tom Sniegoski (joined by the incredible art of Michael Sta. Maria) is back and issue #1 features a host of incredible cover artists. Set 25 years after the initial series, Vampirella is Dead!? Long Live Vampirella! Humanity holds on, but barely, the playthings and slaves of a multitude of supernatural monstrosities that have made the earth their own. Mistress Nyx continues to rule the planet, her Chaos Lords reigning over the various regions of the world, but she is getting bored – There’s no one to challenge her! That is, until a small, but determined rebellion finds what could be their savior or seal their doom!

This new series – and anniversary event – is not to be missed! THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His teen fantasy YA series Fallen was adapted……

For you hardcore Vampirella fans, here are some of the magazine replica’s coming out:

Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Ed Ltd Platinum Foil Cover

Dynamite Superstar Vampirella got her start in 1969 as a Horror comic ‘hostess,’ and she’s gone through 50 years of story evolution since to become the iconic character that we all know and love! While we’re celebrating her illustrious career, we’re also taking a look back at where this blood-sucking babe got her start!

Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Ed Ltd Blue Foil Cover

This Limited Replica Edition of Vampirella #1 is exactly what it says on the tin, a magazine-sized, 66-Page celebration of the Daugher of Draculon’s first time in print!

Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Ed Ltd Red Foil Cover

This special reprint includes every story and even advertisements exactly as they looked half a century ago! Warren’s sharp-eyed editors assembled the best talents across the world to write and draw timeless stories.

This first issue features a diverse range of masters, including Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern), Reed Crandall (Blackhawk, EC Comics), longtime Jack Kirby inker Mike Royer, and other greats such as Tom Sutton, Ernie Colon and Tony Tallarico. All under an unforgettable cover by……

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3 thoughts on “August Previews for Small Publisher Books”

  1. Money Shot #1 from Vault is the one I am most looking forward to

    And I got my eye on I Make Boys Cry but not sure how this White Widow stuff is going to play out

    1. I almost mentioned I Make Boys Cry but I think the White Widow stuff is come and gone for speculation. I can only see these attracting those who want those glittery big boobed girl covers..

  2. No one can call themselves comic book fans without a few big boobed girl covers in their collection!!

    Definitely going to pick up the main cover of I Make Boys Cry because it’s lush . Probably pass on the expensive variants

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