July Previews 2021 - Small Publisher Spotlight Books

I’m kicking off July Previews with the Small Publishers which gives us a glimpse of what’s to come. Here’s the spotlight new books (and some trade/hardcovers/omnibuses) coming out of June Previews for the smaller publishers like Darkhorse, IDW and Image.

Dark Horse

Last Flight Out #1. This solicitation sounds awesome. I was a big fan of Titan A.E. movie so this one definitely has my attention with this type of story line of leaving Earth to head out into the stars.

This is going to be reality I think one day for some humans, if we survive long enough to first have the technology and we keep destroying our only habitable planet we call home.

Mazebook #1 is a new Lemire title, written and drawn by him. It’s a must pickup. He’s got Sorrentino doing a Variant B as well: Mazebook #1 (Andrea Sorrentino Variant Cover)

Lucky Devil #2 continues Bunn’s new exorcism horror tale. I’m really digging this cover art, if it’s the final cover. Love it. I’d buy it for the cover alone.

A must for any He-Man fan. I absolutely love this cover art by Wilkins as well.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation #3

IDW Picks

Like I mentioned in my spec this week, it’s got Godzilla in the title so I’m gonna likely buy it as a Godzilla fan.

Godzilla Rivals vs Mothra (Cover A - Su)

Godzilla Rivals vs Mothra (Cover A - Su)

Star Wars Adventures Ghost of Vaders Castle #1 (of 5) brings us some more Francavilla goodiness with his covers he does for these Vader Castle series. Love them and underrated I think. It’s got Jar Jar on the cover, pure spec gold right? =)

Star Wars Adv Ghost Vaders Castle #1 (of 5) (Cover B - Charm)
Star Wars Adventures Ghost Vaders Castle #2 (of 5) (Cover A - Francavill)
Star Wars Adventures Ghost Vaders Castle #2 (of 5) (Cover B - Charm)

Star Wars Adv Ghost Vaders Castle #1 (of 5) (Cover A - Francavill)

Star Wars High Republic Adventures #8 is the best High Republic title out currently.

Another Star Wars title I’m looking forward to. Star Wars High Republic Adventures Monster Of Temple Peak #2 is the second issue in the new 4 issue mini series. The cover art is pure awesomeness (Oddly not yet up for pre-order at TFAW).

For you Last Ronin fans. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the Last Ronin Design Archive #1 could be a cool book to grab to get a look at all the behind the scenes art and designs.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the Last Ronin Design Archive #1

Image Picks

A lot of ongoing titles in Image, mostly reader books and such but here are some of the new titles to higlight coming out of Image.

Frontiersman #1 (Cover A - Rosenzweig) could be a great read if done right.

Frontiersman #1 (Cover B - Scalera)

Primordial #1 (of 6) (Cover A - Sorrentino) is a new Lemire and Sorrentino book. It’s a must as they make a great team.

Primordial #1 (of 6) (Cover B - Ward)
Primordial #1 (of 6) (Cover C - Nguyen)
Primordial #1 (of 6) (Cover D - Shimizu)
Primordial #1 (of 6) (Cover E - Blank Cover)

Primordial #1 (of 6) (Cover A - Sorrentino)

It’s not floppy copies but you can’t go wrong with a new Brubaker and Phillips original graphic novel. For fans of Criminal, you’ll likely want this one.

Destroy All Monsters HC a Reckless Book

Destroy All Monsters HC a Reckless Book

Did you miss out on all the Stray Dogs issues but wanna read it without paying premium prices as they’re all going back for multiple printings and selling well on the secondary market? Well, the trade is coming for this series.

Stray Dogs TPB

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These small publisher picks are the highlight of my weekend reading. Thanks again, Poyo.

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Awesome picks! I’ll be getting almost all of these. Last Flight Out sounds incredible.

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Yeah, figured I’d start off with the smaller publishers first. Gonna try and get my Indies out next before Marvel and DC.

Image Comics is a read heavy month with mostly trades for me. Again I do not include anything Poyo listed because that would be dumb.

Beauty All Good Things
Echolands Raw Cut Ed #1 (Cover A - Williams III)
Good Asian #5 (of 10) (Cover A - Johnson)

Haha TPB
Jules Verne Lighthouse TPB
Luther Strode Comp Series TPB
Nocterra TPB Vol 01 Full Throttle Dark
Silver Coin TPB Vol 01
Ultramega by James Harren TPB

Dark Horse comics

Stranger Things: The Tomb of Ybwen #1

IDW also has a majority or trades for me this month

Marvel Action Spider-Man Extra Credit TPB Vol 01
My Little Pony Transformers Magic of Cybertron TPB
Secret Passages GN
Star Wars High Republic Adventures TPB
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing Coll TPB Vol 01
Transformers Halloween Special