New Comic Book Day 7/12/17: This Week’s Must-Have Indie New Releases #NCBD

New Comic Book Day, this coming Wednesday, July 12th,
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 451 EntertainmentAfterShock ComicsAspen Comics, Black Mask Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics, Keenspot Entertainment, and Valiant Entertainment.

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



Red Dog #5

Writer: Rob Cohen
Adapted by: Andi Ewington
Art: Alex Cormack
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes

Item Code: MAY171620
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Kyle and his cyber pack find themselves deep in the hostile alienscape in search of Red. A chance encounter with Salamat Pagi, a native Wani whose life Kyle saves, starts a bond between the boy and the alien. Even with this growing connection Kyle ignores Salamat’s warnings to return home and instead continues deeper into the badlands of Kirawan contending with monster sandstorms and 20-foot-tall monster crabs. Meanwhile Red, captured by the blood-thirsty Kira, confronts the unknown horror of a deadly alien dog fight.

Animosity #8

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Rafael de Latorre
Cover Artist: Rafael de Latorre

Item Code: APR171227
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

If you can’t see your enemy, how can you fight? If you can’t see your enemy, how can you survive? From Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC’s Bombshells, and A-Force) and Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).


Animosity: The Rise #2

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Raulo Caceres
Cover Artist: Jacen Burrows

Item Code: MAY171048
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

A city by the sea rises, ruled by animals who become more human and humans who become more animal. All the while, Adam, an imprisoned veterinarian, works on the technology that would give his captors the strength to change the world…


Black Eyed Kids #13

Writer: Joe Pruett
Art: Szymon Kudranski
Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla

Item Code: MAY171053
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The BEK Boy King home for a house visit, with Jim, Andrew, Lara, Jones, and Riley the unwilling hosts and Michael forced to make a life-altering decision to save his mortal family or embrace his supernatural destiny.

From EISNER AWARD winner Joe Pruett and Szymon Kudranski, the artist of Daredevil/Punisher and Spawn.

World Reader #4

Writer: Jeff Loveness
Art: Juan Doe
Cover Artist: Juan Doe

Item Code: MAY171051
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Sarah explores a dead world that holds the key to everything, but Death will do anything to keep its secrets buried. And as Sarah’s powers reach their breaking point, the Faded Man closes in to silence her forever. From Groot and Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer Jeff Loveness and AMERICAN MONSTER, ANIMOSITY: THE RISE artist Juan Doe, comes the chilling, epic new series that will be sure to appeal to fans of The Arrival, Interstellar, and The Expanse.

Lola XOXO #1 – Cover A by Siya Oum

Lola XOXO Vol.2 #1

Writer: Siya Oum
Artist: Siya Oum
Cover Artists: Siya OumKenneth RocafortTyler Kirkham

Item Codes: MAY171158MAY171159, APR178992MAY171160MAY171161
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The best-selling Aspen series from creator Siya Oum returns!

In the epic first volume, the tough-minded Lola learned the brutal reality of the apocalypse within the confines of the ruthless Wasteland Trading Company led by the treacherous Edgar and his posse! However, the true challenge lies ahead, as her desire to be reunited with her lost parents still burns greater than ever!


Calexit #1 – Cover A
Calexit #1 – Cover B


Writer: Matteo Pizzolo
Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan
Cover Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan

Item Codes:
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

What if a fascist, autocratic President took over the United States? And what if that President lost California, the sixth largest economy on Earth, by nearly 2-to-1…a margin of almost 3 1/2 million votes? What if the day after that President took power, the largest mass demonstration in history occurred, and the state with the largest turnout was California. And then, the following week, two of the largest international airports in the world, California’s LAX and SFO, were blockaded by protesters? What if California refused to be ruled?

From the creators of YOUNG TERRORISTS, Matteo Pizzolo (GODKILLER) and Amancay Nahuelpan (CLANDESTINO), comes this tale of resisting oppression, punching Nazis, protecting each other, kicking ass, and demanding liberty for all.

Sovereigns #3 – Cover A by Stephen Segovia

Sovereigns #3

The last days of the heroic age have arrived, threatening not just the existence of Earth’s protectors but humankind itself. As chaos envelops the world, Magnus discovers how human he really is, while Solar solves a truly shocking mystery!

And prepare yourself for Turok’s Lost Valley like you’ve NEVER seen it before! BONUS TUROK STORY: The penultimate chapter of Turok’s tale! Turok and his uncertain ally Arthok have been captured by the cruel ruler of Railtown, reuniting Arthok with his lost love – but at what cost? Because now they’ve both been sentenced to DEATH!


Divided States of Hysteria #2 – Cover A
Divided States of Hysteria #2 – Cover B – Images of Tomorrow variant

Divided States Of Hysteria #2

Writer: Howard Chaykin
Art: Howard Chaykin
Cover Artist: Howard Chaykin

Item Codes:

In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

A city, devastated. A nation, shattered. A people, terrified.
And the most hated man in the world… …the man who got us here in the first place… …is all that stands between us the next attack.


Mage: The Hero Denied #0 (of 15)

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

Item Code: MAY170639
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017

SRP: $1.99

MATT WAGNER returns with the third and final volume of his epic fantasy trilogy-MAGE: THE HERO DENIED. This long-awaited conclusion follows the adventures of the reluctant everyman hero Kevin Matchstick, who, after encountering a shaggy and beguiling wizard, discovers he is the reincarnation of the legendary Pendragon and able to wield the power of the mystical weapon, Excalibur. The story picks up several years after the fateful climax of THE HERO DEFINED and finds Kevin beginning to once again doubt the virtue of his actions and the course of his destiny. This introductory, half-sized issue #0 continues MAGE’s tradition of an ‘Interlude’ short-adventure, bridging the gap between this series and the previous storyline. It also acts as a perfect jumping-on spot for new readers.

Regression #3 – Cover A by Danny Luckert
Regression #3 – Cover B – Images of Tomorrow variant by Danny Luckert

Regression #3

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Danny Luckert
Cover: Danny Luckert

Item Codes:

In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The body count is on the rise, and the blood may be on an innocent man’s hands! A dark power is haunting Adrian, terrorizing him, whispering dark secrets and ghastly promises in his ear. Unable to account for his own whereabouts?unable to trust his own senses?Adrian wonders if he is responsible for recent murders. The police certainly seem to think he knows more than he’s letting on. And now Adrian is starting to believe sinister forces are watching him?from the real world?and in the realm of his own nightmares. Meanwhile, Molly worries about her friend, not realizing that she may have become the next target of his unholy desires.

Immortal #1 – Cover A by Owen Gieni

Immortal #1

Writer: Rob Potchak
Art: Owen Gieni
Cover Artists: Owen Gieni, Remy Eisu Mokhtar, Ethan Van Sciver, Rob Potchak

Item Codes: MAY171658, MAY171659, MAY171660, MAY171661
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

From Rat Queens artist Owen Gieni and Immortal creator/writer Rob Potchak comes an epic sci-fi/fantasy series more than two decades in the making! When you’re seven-hundred years old, you think you’ve seen everything. This is the case for the immortal Elisa, once a 16th-century noblewoman who partied with Nostradamus. Now her everlasting life marches on in present day 1997, where she’s a sword-swinging adventurer who moonlights as a librarian, and she’s about to discover that there are always new things to discover!


Harbinger Renegade #5 – Cover A by Darick Robertson

Harbinger Renegade #5

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING ON POINT! ‘MASSACRE’ – PART ONE! Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s seismic 2018 event – right here with a bang that will reverberate throughout the entire Valiant Universe?and claim the life of a major hero! Toyo Harada’s former protege – Alexander Solomon, a ‘psiot’ with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures – has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin. But he’s not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re-assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty?and they’re about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out firefight.




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