New Comic Book Day 8/16/17: This Week’s Must-Have Indie New Releases #NCBD

New Comic Book Day, this coming Wednesday, August 16th,
has some great new releases, debuts, and variants galore.

PopCultHQ has compiled a list of new releases from indie publishers
that we think are must-reads and ones to watch!

Our top picks this week are from Action Lab: Danger ZoneAspen ComicsDark Horse ComicsDynamite EntertainmentImage Comics/Top Cow ProductionsValiant Entertainment, and Zenescope Entertainment.

Check out all the available covers, read up on each one’s synopsis,
and then pick them up this coming Wednesday!

#NCBD

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Amerikarate #5 – Cover A by Devin Roth

Amerikarate #5

Writers: Brockton MckinneyCorey Kalman
Art: Daniel Arruda Massa

Cover Artists: Devin Roth, Daniel Arruda Massa, Anthony Petrie, April O’Neil

Item Codes: JUN171087, JUN171088, JUN171089JUN171090

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

AmeriKarate continues with a new storyline and the same outrageous, sexy, b-movie martial arts action that you demand! Sam and Cynthia are faced with a new hidden foe and crime wave that has the city shaking in its city-boots! Join us for a high-kicking new adventure and a shocking twist that will leave you clutching your book with a kung fu grip!
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Infinite Seven #6 – Cover A by Arturo Mesa
Infinite Seven #6 – Cover C by Joshua Greathouse
Infinite Seven #6 – Cover B by Arturo Mesa

Infinite Seven #6

Writer: Dave Dwonch
Artists: Arturo Mesa, Geraldo Filho

Cover Artists:
Arturo Mesa,
Joshua Greathouse

Item Codes: JUN171103, JUN171104, JUN171105

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The boys of the Infinite Seven decide to blow off steam with a night on the town. Little do they know that they are being hunted by an enemy with vengeance on his mind and oil in his veins. Witness the rise of the Cyborg! Plus, a surprise ending that everyone will be talking about!


Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #2 – Cover A by Siya Oum
Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #2 – Cover C by Siya Oum
Lola XOXO Vol. 2 #2 – Cover B by Siya Oum

Lola XOXO Vol.2 #2

Writer: Siya Oum
Artist: Siya Oum
Letterer: Zen
Cover Artist: Siya Oum

Item Codes: JUN171242, JUN171243, JUN171244

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The best-selling Aspen series from creator Siya Oum returns! Perilous new foes emerge! Lola discovers that her previous treacherous experiences have prepared her for the harsh realities of the world she now occupies-However, nothing can prepare her for the worst dangers that lurk beyond the comfort of the few allies she’s managed to make!


 

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: Shadows #6 – Cover A by Glenn Fabry
Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: Shadows #6 – Cover B by David Mack

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: Shadows #6

Writers: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
Artists: Scott Hampton, P. Craig Russell

Cover Artists: Glenn Fabry, David Mack

ID Codes: JUN170042, JUN170043

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

As Wednesday attempts to rally his fellow gods to fight, Shadow is kidnapped by men in black-Mr. Wood and Mr. Stone, who brutally interrogate and beat him for answers on the coming god war.

The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel and Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series for the first time!


Magnus #3 – Cover A by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Magnus #3 – Cover C – B&W variant by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Magnus #3 – Cover B by Jorge Fornes

Magnus #3

Writers: Kyle Higgins, Chuck Wendig
Artists: Jorge Fornes, Alvaro Sarreseca

Cover Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jorge Fornes

ID Codes: JUN171508JUN171509,
JUN171510JUN171511

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Magnus confronts her own personal demons as she visits a shady acquaintance – someone who knows her from back when she was better known as Magnus: Robot Hunter! – as the past and present collide while she’s searching for a lead to track down her prey: a deadly, homicidal AI who’s still on the loose! Will she be able to shake the specter of the past and capture the rogue AI before someone else is hurt? Also: Doc Spektor, Part 4! The story of the all-new master (and we use the term lightly) sorcerer continues… when Doc plays shrink – and both literally (and metaphysically) GETS INSIDE a client’s head!


Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #0 – Cover A by Emanuela Lupacchino

Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #0

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Artist: Moritat

Cover Artists: Emanuela Lupacchino, Moritat, Ryan Sook, J. Scott Campbell

ID Codes: JUN171444JUN171445JUN171446JUN171447

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $0.25

In this riveting relaunch, the guardian of the jungle, SHEENA, pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon’s most ancient secrets… Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait — and begins an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!

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Genius Cartel #1 (of 5) – Cover A by Rosi Kampe
Genius Cartel #1 (of 5) – Cover B by Jonathan Hickman

Genius Cartel #1

Writers: Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman
Artist: Rosi Kampe

Cover Artists: Rosi Kampe, Jonathan Hickman

ID Codes: JUN170655MAY178630

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Seventeen-year-old Destiny Ajaye took on the LAPD in her South Central Siege and paid for it-not with her life, but with her freedom. Now, Destiny is sequestered in the Madrasa Institute, a government school for prodigies. But will she use her gifts to wage war at the military’s behest-or is she already planning another revolution? From writers MARC BERNARDIN and ADAM FREEMAN (Castle Rock, Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen) and rising-star artist ROSI KAMPE, comes a sequel that promises to set Destiny’s world-and ours-ablaze.


Mage – The Hero Denied #1 (of 15)

Writer: Matt Wagner
Artist: Matt Wagner
Cover Artist: Matt Wagner  

ID Code: JUN170617

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

LEGENDARY WRITER / ARTIST MATT WAGNER RETURNS FOR THE THIRD AND FINAL VOLUME OF HIS EPIC FANTASY TRILOGY-MAGE: THE HERO DENIED! This first full-sized issue begins 10 years after the climax of THE HERO DEFINED and finds the everyman hero Kevin Matchstick at an unexpected point in his life. It’s been some time since he’s utilized his powers as the reincarnated Pendragon, wielder of the mystical weapon Excalibur. Despite his reluctance to fulfill what two different Mages have declared as his destiny, dark forces have gathered to once again force Kevin into action. Throughout these events, Kevin keeps hoping for the same mystical guidance that has mentored him in the past. ‘Who is the third Mage?!’ MAGE: THE HERO DENIED will be a 15-issue limited series climaxing in a double-sized finale. Newly repackaged editions of the previous books from the trilogy-THE HERO DISCOVERED and THE HERO DEFINED-will be released over the course of the new series. MAGE has been a perennial favorite with old and new readers alike for nearly three decades.


Spy Seal #1

Writer: Rich Tommaso
Artist: Rich Tommaso
Cover Artist: Rich Tommaso

ID Code: JUN170705

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

SERIES PREMIERE! ‘THE CORTEN-STEEL PHOENIX,’ Part One Journey into the thrilling world of international espionage as one of Britain’s most covert MI-6 divisions, The Nest, recruits a brand-new secret agent to their team: SPY SEAL! An exciting new comic series-reminiscent of The Adventures of Tintin and Usagi Yojimbo-and created by SHE WOLF author, RICH TOMMASO.


Cover A by Juan Jose Ryp

DIVINITY #0

Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Renato Guedes

Cover Artists: Juan Jose RypIbrahim MoustafaClayton HenryPeter BaggeKano

Item Codes: JUN172060JUN172061JUN172062JUN172063JUN172064JUN172065

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

AN EPIC JUMPING-ON POINT LEADING DIVINITY THROUGH THE WHOLE OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE! 

DIVINITY, a lost Russian cosmonaut newly returned to Earth with god-like powers, has successfully restored the world to order after the reality-altering event known as the Stalinverse. But how can a man – even one with near-divine abilities – know for certain that the planet has been truly restored in full? To make sure, Divinity must bear witness to the world as it now stands – heroes, villains, gods, and all – to ensure the rightful order of the Valiant Universe!

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Cover A by Raúl Allén

SECRET WEAPONS #3 (of 4)

Writer: Eric Heisserer
Artists: Raúl Allén with Patricia Martin

Cover Artists: Raúl AllénAfua RichardsonRoberto de la TorreDavid Mack

Item Codes: JUN172080JUN172081JUN172082JUN172083

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Team spirits!

Class is in session, and Amanda McKee – the machine-wielding hero codenamed Livewire – is here to show her unconventional class of recruits what it really takes to master power. And lesson number-one is…teamwork! But as these once-abandoned psiot castaways put their pain behind them to become a fully functioning unit, an even deadlier set of challenges will soon rise to meet them…

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GFT Tarot #1 – Cover A by Julius Abrera

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Tarot #1

In Shops: August 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The Mysterious Order of Tarot has emerged from the shadows with its sights set on ruling the Realms of Power. With the courts of Swords, Cups, Wands, and Pentacles at his command the Emperor is ready to launch his assault on the Grimm Universe and the only thing that stands in his way is a wild card named, Talisman.
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