Upcoming Releases: July 2024

With the heat of summer comes a bunch of hot, new pop culture collectibles! Here's what we have to look forward to in July.

It’s officially summertime, and it’s time to beat the heat with our favorite summer activities, including swimming, beach-lounging and, of course, enjoying the latest pop culture releases! There’s something for everyone this July — video game enthusiasts are looking forward to Final Fantasy 14’s next major DLC release, while comic collectors are getting a bunch of new stories to look forward to, featuring both new heroes and old favorites. Here’s what we have to look forward to this July.

Upcoming Comic Releases

X-Men #1 (From the Ashes) — July 10

Jed MacKay and Ryan Stegman show fans what mutant life is like in a post-Krakoa timeline in their take on X-Men #1!

Krakoa — the sentient ancient landmass, and home to the nation of mutants — is no more, and mutants are in more danger than ever before. The X-Men, however, stand strong and rebuild. Cyclops gathers his most trusted and reliable soldiers, along with the brightest of the next generation, to tackle new threats to mutantkind. Join Cyclops, Beast, Magneto, Psylocke, Magik and more as they battle for the future of the entire mutant species!

X-Men #1 hits comic book store shelves on July 10!

Other notable comics releasing in July 2024 include:

  • Star Wars: Ahsoka #1 – July 10
  • The Powerpuff Girls #1 – July 17
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 – July 24
  • What If…? Donald Duck Became Wolverine #1 – July 31

Upcoming TCG Releases

Weiss Schwarz: Shakugan no Shana — July 19

Join the fight against Denizens with Weiss Schwarz’s latest expansion: Shakugan no Shana!

Shakugan no Shana is an anime about an unlikely pair of heroes who join forces to end a tirade set upon the world by Crimson Denizens — fearsome monsters from a parallel universe who thrive on the life energy of humans. The anime was originally released in 2005, and it followed Yuji Sakai, a typical high school boy who finds out that, in the afterlife, he has become nothing more than a scrap of memory because of the Crimson Denizens, and it’s up to him and Shana — a mysterious swordswoman — to stop them from erasing humanity.

Weiss Schwarz pairs nostalgia and legendary combat in the Shakugan no Shana premium booster set. Each pack contains three cards per pack, with six cards per display. Each premium box booster set guarantees one shiny stamped card and has the chance to contain a card signed by one of the anime’s original voice actors, or by the original light novel illustrator, Noizi Ito.

Revisit the legendary flame haze when Weiss Schwarz’s Shakugan no Shana set releases on July 19!

Other notable TCGs releasing in July 2024 include:

  • Magic: The Gathering, Universes Beyond: Assassin’s Creed – July 5
  • Pokémon Scarlet & Violet TCG: Summer 2024 Collector Chest – July 5
  • Star Wars Unlimited: Shadows of the Galaxy – July 12
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard: Special Series Premium Decksets – July 12
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Infinite Forbidden – July 19

Upcoming Sports Card Releases

2023-24 Panini Mosaic Basketball — July 5

The NBA Finals have come to a close, and the Boston Celtics once again claimed the Larry O'Brien Trophy, for a record 18th NBA title. Fans now have a long break to endure before NBA action returns to the court, but collectors have plenty more basketball cards to look forward to in the meantime this offseason, with the newest Panini Mosaic set on the way!

The 2023-24 Panini Mosaic Basketball set hits shelves on July 5, giving collectors another opportunity to chase this past season's NBA superstars and coveted rookies, like San Antonio Spurs phenom Victor Wembanyama.

Staples of the annual Mosaic series are back, including high-quality chromium cardstock used for every card and a lengthy list of parallels in different vibrant colors. Subsets like NBA Debuts, NBA Greats and City Edition spice up the base set, while inserts like Introductions, Montage, Notoriety, Overdrive, Razzle Dazzle, Stare Masters and Storm Chasers make their return. Bank Shot inserts will also debut in the newest Mosaic set, and a variety of highly sought-after autographed inserts will keep collectors coming back for more. That and much more will be offered when the 2023-24 Panini Mosaic Basketball set checks into the game on July 5!

Other notable sports cards releasing in July 2024 include:

  • 2023-24 SP Hockey – July 3
  • 2023 Panini Contenders Football – July 3
  • 2023-24 Panini Select Premier League Soccer – July 5
  • 2024 Donruss Baseball – July 12
  • 2023 Donruss Optic Football – July 19

Upcoming Video Game Releases

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail — July 2

Set sail for worlds beyond in the latest DLC for the critically acclaimed MMORPG!

Following Shadow of the Erdtree last month, the video game community is feasting on excellent DLC content again in July. Ever since Final Fantasy XIV’s last expansion — Endwalker — was released in 2021, fans of the game have been asking the same question: What’s next for the MMORPG, now that the decade-long story has been concluded?

The answer is a brand-new adventure of huge proportions. Players not only get to explore an entirely new region with over 60 hours of gameplay, but they will get to enjoy the first major graphical update since the game’s relaunch in 2013. Additionally, Square Enix has promised several new gameplay features, including new dungeon mechanics, two new classes, a new playable race and several quality of life updates.

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail releases on July 2 (early access began on June 28)!

Other notable video games releasing in July 2024 include:

  • The First Descendant – July 2
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak – July 5
  • Nobody Wants to Die – July 17
  • Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn – July 18
  • Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition – July 18

Upcoming Film Releases

Deadpool & Wolverine — July 26

What do you get when you combine Deadpool with the MCU universe? Absolute mayhem!

Six years after the events of Deadpool 2, Wade Wilson lives a quiet life, having put the persona of “Deadpool” behind him in favor of rest and relaxation. That’s dandy — until the Time Variance Authority (TVA) decides he’s the perfect candidate to save his home universe from existential threat. Wade won’t have to work alone, though — the TVA has dragged the one and only Wolverine in with him, and it’s up to the two unlikely partners to restore peace to the timeline.

In the MCU’s first rated-R film, Deadpool & Wolverine promises to deliver fans all of the wacky and wise-cracking nonsense of the previous two Deadpool films, along with the action-packed story fans have come to expect from the rest of MCU’s superhero movies. With Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman joining forces on screen, nothing can go wrong… right?

Deadpool & Wolverine releases in theaters on July 26!

Other notable films releasing in July 2024 include:

  • Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F – July 3
  • Despicable Me 4 – July 3
  • Fly Me to the Moon – July 12
  • Transformers: High Moon – July 19
  • Twisters – July 19