August 2017 Comic Book Preorders Of Note

[Please note: None of these books are out. I have not been able to read any of them; I'm noting them because their descriptions sound interesting to me. None of the links are associate links.]

Monthly Comic Book

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Animosity Evolution #1
Marguerite Bennett (writer)
Eric Gapstur (artist)
Aftershock
October 18, 2017

"A new, additional ongoing ANIMOSITY series! One day, the animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge. Now, they've started building. In a city by the sea, a new power is on the rise...and they're making an animal kingdom all their own.  From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Eric Gapstur--ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION is an exciting new series that expands upon this already amazing world!"

[Animosity {the primary series} has been a great read so I'm looking forward to this additional series.]

Publisher: http://aftershockcomics.com/animosity-evolution/
Previews: http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG171120


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Graphic Novels and Collections

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Pashmina
Nidhi Chanai (writer/artist)
:01 First Second
October 4, 2017
9781626720879
1626720878

"A heartfelt young adult graphic novel about an Indian-American teen's attempt to reconnect with her mother's homeland through a magical pashmina shawl. Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri's mom avoids these questions-the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she finds a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she's ever dared and find the family she never knew."

Publisher: https://us.macmillan.com/pashmina/nidhichanani/9781626720879/
Previews: http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG171716
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pashmina-nidhi-chanani/1125191618
Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Pashmina-Nidhi-Chanani/dp/1626720878

Not yet available on

Powell's: http://www.powells.com/SearchResults?kw=isbn:1626720878
IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/search/book?searchfor=1626720878
Small Press Distribution: http://www.spdbooks.org/AdvancedSearch/DefaultWFilter.aspx?SearchTerm=1626720878

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As The Crow Flies
Melanie Gillman (writer/artist)
Iron Circus Comics
October 11, 2017
9781945820069
1945820063

"Charlie Lamonte is thirteen years old, on her own, and questioning what was once a firm belief in God. So naturally, she's spending a week of her summer vacation stuck at an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp. As the journey wears on and the rhetoric wears thin, she can't help but poke holes in the pious obliviousness of this storied sanctuary with little regard for people like herself - or her fellow camper, Sydney. As the Crow Flies has been nominated for the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize (2013), four Autostraddle Comics & Sequential Art Awards (2014), and an Eisner (2014).

Previews: http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG171802
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/as-the-crow-flies-melanie-gillman/1125859038
Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/As-Crow-Flies-Melanie-Gillman/dp/1945820063

Not yet available on

Powell's: http://www.powells.com/SearchResults?kw=isbn:1945820063
IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/search/book?searchfor=1945820063
Small Press Distribution: http://www.spdbooks.org/AdvancedSearch/DefaultWFilter.aspx?SearchTerm=1945820063

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Helena Crash
Fabian Rangel Jr (writer)
Warwick J. Cadwell (artist)
IDW
November 29, 2017
9781684050109
1684050103

"A new pulse pounding, caffeine fueled, sword swinging, machine-gun firing, car crashing sci-fi adventure! In a future where coffee is illegal, Helena is a courier, delivering black market goods to anyone who can afford her services. When Rojo, a ruthless crime boss, asks her to assassinate his rival, the alien mobster known as White Demon, Helena finds herself in the middle of a gang war! To survive, Helena must use all of her skills and seek help from her friends to stay ahead of her enemies!

[I've enjoyed what I've read of Rangel's Blood Brothers series from Dynamite. So I'm trying to catch up on his previous efforts.]

Previews: https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG170528
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/helena-crash-fabian-rangel-jr/1125902141
Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Helena-Crash-Fabian-Rangel-Jr/dp/1684050103/

Not yet available on

Powell's: http://www.powells.com/SearchResults?kw=isbn:1684050103
IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/search/book?searchfor=1684050103
Small Press Distribution: http://www.spdbooks.org/AdvancedSearch/DefaultWFilter.aspx?SearchTerm=1684050103

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Book of Ballads Original Art Edition Signed
Charles Vess (artist)
(various writers associated)
Titan
September 13, 2017

Limited run edition of this 10" x 15" art reproduction book.

"Artist Charles Vess comes together with an all-star ensemble of groundbreaking writers to produce a special art edition based upon song and folktales of English, Irish, and Scottish tradition! Featuring work by New York Times bestsellers, award winners, and masters of science fiction and fantasy. Top names include: Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Jane Yolen (Lost Girls, Briar Rose), Sharyn McCrumb (The Ballad of Frankie Silver), Jeff Smith (Bone), and Charles Vess (Stardust)!"

Previews: https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG172039

Not yet available on

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Powell's
IndieBound
Small Press Distribution

It appears that this may only become available through comic book distribution so ask your local comic shop. The regular version has ISBNs 9781783294428 & 1783294426 and Diamond code MAY171877.