Anthony’s independent comics picks for August 2017

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Updated on December 10, 2021

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from non-DC/Marvel comic publishers for August 2017.

I thought I’d change the name of these posts slightly, as “miscellaneous comics” sounds a bit vague. Granted, I’m lumping all non-DC/Marvel books under “independent,” even if they technically aren’t. For instance, there’s the various licensed property books, which definitely aren’t creator-owned. There’s also Archie, a company that’s independently owned, but historically has been run a lot like its similarly-decades-old rivals Marvel/DC.


A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Marvel Comics Digest #2, on sale Aug. 2, $7
  • Josie and the Pussycats #9, on sale Aug. 23, $4

Boom! Studios

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Lumberjanes #41, $4
  • Misfit City #4 (of 4), $4


A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #3 (of 3), $4
  • Jem and the Holograms: The Misfits: Infinite #3 (of 3), $4
  • Time & Vine #2, $5
  • Real Science Adventures: The Flying She-Devils #5 (of 6), $4
  • Back to the Future #23, $4


A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Copperhead, vol. 3 TPB, on sale Aug.30, $17




Real Science Adventures: Flying She-Devils #5
Art by Scott Wegener.

The Marvel Comics Digest releases via Archie continue, with issue #2 featuring the Avengers. It looks like the digests are using the traditional/movie-friendly lineup versions of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, i.e. no “Secret Empire” HydraCap nonsense. Appropriate versions to stock at the supermarket or Target where kids can find them, of course.

Is “Misfit City” now an ongoing series, or will it still end with issue #4? The solicitation suggests the former (no “4 of 4” listed).

IDW is offering a “My Little Pony” comic that ties into the multicolored equines’ upcoming film. Also coming out from IDW is a trade paperback called “Deviations.” The trade offers alternate takes on the MLP characters, “Star Trek,” Judge Dredd, and other IDW published comics. Meanwhile, there’s also a new quarterly Disney book, “Donald and Mickey.” Finally, the two “Jem” titles wrap up their miniseries.

Boom! Studios is featuring a crossover between two Cartoon Network shows, “Adventure Time” and “Regular Show.” Not a crossover I expected to see, but if “Steven Universe” can cross over with “Uncle Grandpa,” then so can these two shows.

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