Upcoming Releases - August 2023

Posted on 7/28/2023

Beat the heat this August with these super-cool comics, video games and movie releases!

August is hot, hot, hot — and so are the month’s pop culture releases! The sweltering month is ramping up to be an exciting time for TCG players with the release of Disney Lorcana, while comic fans get to look forward to re-prints of their favorite classics. We can’t forget the upcoming video game and film releases, either! Read on to learn more about what Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) and fans alike can look forward to this season.

Upcoming Comic Releases

Amazing Spider-Man #300: Facsimile Edition – August 23

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Facsimile editions of some of the industry’s most exciting and collectible comics are hitting the shelves this month, giving fans a chance to own and read masterpieces like Amazing Spider-Man #300. Originally released in 1988, Amazing Spider-Man #300 features the first appearance of Venom — an evil alien symbiote who bonds with reporter Eddie Brock to destroy Spider-Man. The original comic is a highly-prized collectible, with signed copies like this Amazing Spider-Man #300 graded CGC 9.8 realizing thousands of dollars at auction.

Amazing Spider-Man #300 releases on August 23, 2023.

Other notable and upcoming comic releases for August 2023 include:

  • Omega Men #3 – August 2
  • Amazing Spider-Man #31 – August 9
  • Batman / Superman: World’s Finest #18 – August 16
  • Death of Venomverse #2 – August 16
  • The Mandalorian: Season 2 #3 – August 30
  • Marvel Age #1000 – August 30

Upcoming Cards Releases

Disney Lorcana – August 18

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The time has finally come for your favorite Disney characters to star in their own TCG!

Mickey, Elsa, Robin Hood and more spring from the pages and into your hands in the Disney Lorcana TCG, a brand-new trading card game that combines Disney’s magic with traditional TCG elements. Rediscover Disney princesses, villains and other characters in both familiar and all-new art styles as you “adventure” across The Great Illuminary, a magical world where the game takes place.

Using cards and “Magical Ink,” players will race to gather “Lore” by taking out their opponent’s cards. The first player to reach 20 Lore wins the game. While Disney Lorcana can be played with two players in a traditional TCG fashion, the game is also set up to be fully multiplayer, with the ability for three or more players to play together!

Disney Lorcana officially releases on August 18, 2023.

Other notable and upcoming TCG releases for August 2023 include:

  • Magic: The Gathering Commander Masters – August 4
  • Weiss Schwarz: Hololive Production Vol. 2 – August 4
  • Pokémon: Obsidian Flames – August 11
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Duelists: Soulburning Volcano – August 11
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel: Streets of Battle City – August 24

2023 Topps Baseball Complete Factory Sets – August 2

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Topps Baseball's flagship series returns with the full 660-card factory set, plus additional incentives! The Complete Factory Sets include exclusive cards that were not originally included in the 2023 Topps Series 1 and Series 2. Collectors will find a bonus pack of five random serial-numbered Foil board parallels in every Hobby box. The Complete Factory Sets are a great way to collect all of your favorite MLB stars and this season's most exciting rookies!

The 2023 Topps Baseball Complete Factory Sets will be released on August 2, 2023.

Other notable and upcoming sports cards releases in August 2023 include:

  • 2023 Score Football – August 2
  • 2023 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball – August 5
  • 2023 Panini National Treasures Football – August 9
  • 2022-23 Panini Mosaic Basketball – August 11
  • 2023 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Football – August 30

Upcoming Video Game Releases

Sea of Stars – August 29

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Embark on the journey of a lifetime in Sea of Stars – a modern story with classic RPG elements!

Sabotage Studio wowed gamers in 2018 with their flagship title, The Messenger — an action-platformer game that centered around a ninja’s quest to deliver a sacred scroll to the top of a mountain. Sea of Stars serves as a prequel to The Messenger and changes up the series’ formula by switching from a platformer to a turn-based RPG.

In Sea of Stars, players will live the stories of Valere and Zale, two heroes who use the power of the sun and the moon to harness a special magic called Eclipse Magic. Using their powers, they aim to defeat a rogue alchemist called The Fleshmancer, who has unleashed monstrous creations on the world. In the meantime, players will be able to explore a seamless world and partake in non-combat activities, including sailing, cooking, fishing and community-building.

Sea of Stars launches on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Steam on August 29, 2023!

Other notable and upcoming video games releasing in August 2023 include:

  • The Expanse: A Telltale Series (Episode 2) – August 10
  • Atlas Fallen – August 12
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – August 18
  • Immortals of Aveum – August 22
  • The Expanse: A Telltale Series (Episode 3) – August 24
  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon – August 25

Upcoming Film Releases

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem – August 2

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Cowabunga! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back!

In this fresh take on the TMNT universe, the film begins with the Turtles, after years of seclusion and training under Splinter, making their way out of the sewers in the hopes of being accepted by humanity. Along the way, they meet April O’Neil and take on a crime syndicate made of other mutants. Will they be embraced by humanity for their good deeds, or branded as mutants and criminals themselves?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem aims to introduce the turtles to a younger generation while retaining the charms and nostalgia of the original '90s series that older fans know and love. The film includes new characters and elements that’ll keep children entertained, while familiar faces and places reappear to keep nostalgic fans at the edge of their seats.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem hits theaters on August 2, 2023.

Other notable and upcoming film releases in August 2023 include:

  • Meg 2: The Trench – August 4
  • Gran Turismo: The Movie – August 11
  • Blue Beetle – August 18
  • Strays – August 18

Did you miss out on last month's upcoming releases? Go back and read them, and every other month's upcoming releases, by clicking here.

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