Scout Comics July 2020 Solicitations

ASSASSIN AND SON #3
Written by Shad Gaspard and Marc Copani and Illustrated by Eder Messiah
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: July 29, 2020
Can Dominic and his family leave his old violent life behind, or will they embark on an epic journey of revenge and consequence? Don’t miss the next chapter of this gritty urban-western set in present-day New York! Featuring the comic writing debuts of former WWE wrestlers, Shad Gaspard (member of Cryme Tyme) and Marc Copani (Muhammad Hassan).

ATLANTIS WASN’T BUILT FOR TOURISTS #1
Written by Eric Palicki and Illustrated by Wendell Cavalcanti
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: July 8, 2020
Lovecraft‌ ‌meets‌ ‌Leone‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌modern‌ ‌tale‌ ‌of‌ ‌corruption,‌ ‌family‌ ‌legacies,‌ ‌and‌ nightmarish‌ ‌dread.‌ ‌Lucas‌ ‌Lewis‌ ‌drifts‌ ‌into‌ ‌Atlantis‌ ‌County,‌ ‌Oregon‌ ‌wanting‌ ‌nothing‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌a‌ ‌hot‌ ‌meal‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌soft‌ ‌bed‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌night.‌ ‌What‌ ‌he‌ ‌finds‌ ‌instead‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌small‌ ‌town‌ ‌in‌ ‌thrall‌ ‌to‌ ‌eldritch‌ ‌creatures‌ ‌lurking‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌surrounding‌ ‌wilderness,‌ ‌possibly‌ ‌guided‌ ‌by‌ ‌an‌ ‌even‌ ‌more‌ ‌sinister‌ ‌force.‌ ‌Lucas‌ ‌becomes‌ ‌determined‌ ‌to‌ ‌eradicate‌ ‌all‌ ‌Atlantis’s‌ ‌demons,‌ ‌but‌ ‌these‌ ‌monsters‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌what‌ ‌they‌ ‌seem.‌ ‌Unfortunately‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌monsters,‌ ‌neither‌ ‌is‌ ‌Lucas.‌ Cover art by Caspar Wijngaard.

GRIT #3
Written by Brian Wickman and Illustrated by Kevin Castaniero
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: July 29, 2020
Our begrudging traveling companions are on the hunt for the creature that escaped Barrow’s axe, but their plans are upended when the trail goes cold in a small town that’s seemingly unaffected by the beast’s influence. I reckon things are bound to get strange for Ari and Barrow in this frenetic finale! GRIT is Southern-fried sword and sorcery and pulp fantasy adventure in the mold of The Witcher by way of Southern Bastards.

IT EATS WHAT FEEDS IT #2
Written by Max Hoven and Aaron Crow and Illustrated by Gabriel Lumazark
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: July 22, 2020
A few weeks into his new job, Kenny has completely fallen for Francois. He spends his days caring for her property and sliding raw meat through the attic door, while spending his nights tending to Francois’ needs in the bedroom. But late one evening, Francois’ illness gives rise to a painful episode, leading her to desperately send Kenny on a mysterious errand to a rugged bayou bar. What secret elixirs lie at the bar? Does Francois’ illness connect to what lurks behind that attic door?

THE MAPMAKER #1
Written by Ben Slabak and Illustrated by Francesca Carita
Full Color, 56 pages, $6.99
On Sale Date: July 15, 2020
Premiere issue from the new Scoot imprint! Imagine a parallel Earth during the Age of Discovery. Imagine the Pirates of the Caribbean where the prize is a fantastical power wielded by a mysterious individual known simply as ‘The Mapmaker’. Any map he creates comes to life – a power highly desired by King Gus, who will stop at nothing to obtain it. The crew of the privateer ship ‘The Rogue Wave’, captained by the courageous Lei Li, are the only ones standing in their way with a mission to deliver the Mapmaker’s successor before his power wanes and is lost forever.

NORTH BEND #5
Written by Ryan Ellsworth and Illustrated by Pablo De Bonis
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: July 22, 2020
Annie comes back into the CIA fold, ramping up the “chemical weapons” aspect of the MK Ultra project. Meanwhile, Leon proves to be a valuable asset to Brendan after he’s given the chance to work directly with Lamar Olivier, leader of the Crusaders. Brendan gets closer to being exposed after Jamie’s investigation leads her to a victim of his drug testing. Finally, Brendan delivers Annie’s weapon to an unsuspecting public with devastating results — and gets a taste of his own medicine.

RISE: METAMORPHOSIS Trade Paperback
Written and Illustrated by Don Aguillo
Full Color, 160 pages, $19.99
On Sale Date: July 29, 2020
Collecting all six issues! Royal orphan Zakaiah is the reluctant nine-year-old heir to the throne of the broken Kingdom of Pasif’kah. Before Zakaiah can accept the crown, she must face the Trials of the House of Jasser, a series of mystical and physical endurance tests. Anxiously, she embarks on the long dark road to her destiny leaving the only home she’s ever known to explore the realm she now has to rule, accompanied by advisors, warriors, and strangers, each with their own secrets.  Meanwhile, the empty throne is at the mercy of a ruling class with their own dark agendas. To make matters worse, the emergence of an ancient evil threatens to halt her journey dead in its tracks. Through the blood and shadows ahead, the young royal must learn her first difficult lessons of survival and sacrifice.

SENGI AND TEMBO #1
Written and Illustrated by Giuseppe Falco
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: July 8, 2020
Premiere issue from the new Scoot imprint! The African savannah, a windswept expanse of tall grass, a few all-too-rare trees, overwhelming heat and more than a few hungry predators. Sengi, the little mouse, finds himself alone after the death of his mother and must learn to survive. Tembo, the old elephant, feels that his life is coming to an end, so he decides to leave his herd to try to reach the “Land without Beginning,” a mythical place accessible by a secret passage to the west. For a few days, these two disparate lives, the pragmatic mouse and the even-tempered elephant, will collide and join paths to combat this harsh reality of predators and scavengers who see them as easy prey and their futures will be changed forever. 

SHADOW PLAY #6
Written by Richard Rivera and Illustrated by Clara Meath
Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99
On Sale Date: July 29, 2020
Set in the STABBITY BUNNY universe!  The epic conclusion to the Shadow Play saga is here in this giant 40-page issue!  What began as a journey to find Bard’s shadow self is now a battle for the lives of an entire world!  Bard and Joy, teenagers who are just beginning to embrace their magical potential, are in a struggle against the god who created the entire Shadow Realm.  If they lose, they die, but if they win… they may cause the destruction of everything and unravel reality!

VLAD DRACUL #3 (of 3)
Written by Matteo Strukul and Illustrated by Andrea Mutti
Full Color, 64 pages, $6.99
On Sale Date: July 29, 2020
The third and final chapter of the powerful story of Vlad II of Wallachia, the man behind the myth. As Vlad prepares for the final battle with his brother Radu, Vlad finds himself barricaded and trapped within his own fortress in the Carpathians and everything seems to be lost. Wallachia and Transylvania are now on their knees and there is no place for escape or shelter for Vlad. His only lifeline is Katharina, his one true love, but a final act of treachery could become fatal for the Impaler. This grand finale is infused with the feeling of a fate that has already been written for one of the great cursed heroes of history and the beginning of a legend that will be told throughout the centuries.

WILD BULL AND CHIPPER #1
Written by Richard Rivera and Illustrated by Dwayne Biddix
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: July 15, 2020
Premiere issue from the new Scoot imprint! From the creative team of STABBITY BUNNY! Two comic geeks become the first super-powered beings on earth after eating radioactive salsa?!  No.  Chipper, Bull’s estranged childhood friend, has developed the ability to create super beings!  The problem is he’s accidentally created the world’s first super villains!  With a team that includes Major Granny, a great grandmother with incredible powers, but the endurance of an 80-year-old; Pete and Replete, two shape shifting emo twins with polar opposite personalities; and Mesmer, an illusionist with a serious attitude problem, can Chipper and Bull save the day?  It’s a fun read harkening back to the innocent silver age of comics!

YASMEEN #2
Written by Saif A. Ahmed and Illustrated by Fabiana Mascolo
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: July 22, 2020
During the ISIS invasion of Mosul, Yasmeen and her uncle are stopped by one of Iraq’s infamous fake checkpoints, where Yasmeen’s uncle was murdered. Now Yasmeen finds herself at the mercy of a family of fanatics, while two years later in America, Yasmeen’s family pushes her back to school in hopes that she would forget the past and move on. Powerfully written by Iraqi immigrant, Saif A. Ahmed, YASMEEN is a dramatic coming of age drama in a time of war.

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