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Anthony’s independent comics picks for August 2018

Here’s a look at what non-Marvel/DC comics are coming out in August.


A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Marvel Comics Digest #8, on sale Aug. 15, $7
  • The Fox: Fox Hunt TPB, on sale Aug. 1, $15
  • Archie Meets Batman ’66 #2, on sale Aug. 22, $4

Boom! Studios

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass OGN, on sale Oct. 2018, $15
  • Lumberjanes 2018 Special, $8
  • Lumberjanes #53, $4
  • Peanuts Dell Archive (HC), $25


A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train TPB, on sale September 2018, $20
  • Real Science Adventures: The Nicodemus Job #2, $4


A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Copperhead #22, on sale Aug. 29, $4 (final issue)


Copperhead #22
“Copperhead” #22. Art by Scott Godlewski and Ron Riley.

Archie’s Marvel digest for this month features Venom, because Marvel’s own solicitations for August didn’t push the symbiote hard enough, I guess. Granted, there’s the Venom movie coming out in October.

There’s a lot of “Lumberjanes” out this month, including an $8 “special” (like an annual?). The most noteworthy news is an original graphic novel’s solicited for October, centering around Mal and Molly’s relationship.

A hardcover collection of Dell’s “Peanuts” comic books is coming out this month. For a time, a series of comic books were published under Dell’s “Four Color” line, the highest-cover-numbered series of US comics to date. (Sorry, “Action Comics.”) “Four Color” published various licensed books from TV, movies, and comic strips.

“Copperhead” is finally coming to a close, as this month features the final issue in the series. Given the series had a few delays during its run, maybe it was inevitable. Still, I’m glad it’s at least getting a proper ending.

IDW is releasing a graphic novel about the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, who’s a teenage mystery-solver. They’re also releasing a weekly five-part miniseries starring Bebop and Rocksteady, the popular idiot mutant henchmen of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” fame.


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