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Weird Revisited: Afterlife During Wartime

Sorcerer's Skull - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 11:06
This post first appeared in February of 2012. It was intended for the world of Weird Adventures but is usuable anywhere really...


Explorers in the planes beyond have recorded two noumenal realms devoted to the concept of war, though from two different perspectives. One is a shining realm of trumpets sounding the call to glorious battle for a righteous cause. The other is a grim place of endless, grinding war of attrition, leading to an apocalypse they may never come.

The Halls of Valor or the Fields of Glory is the name given to the after-life for the heroic warrior dead of several pagan faiths. Its trappings are pre-modern, though never in history did swords and spears so gleam, or armor so shine. The warriors revel all night in feasting halls and walk out at dawn (strangely hangover free) to do battle with representatives arriving from places of evil and chaos (or at least the representations of such beings). Occasionally (if that word has much meaning in a timeless place) tourneys are held, and the warriors pit themselves against each other. While dire wounds are suffered, they heal quickly and wound and pain are forgotten in the face of glory.

There have been some warriors of the Oecumenical faith, or even soldiers from modern times, who fell in battle and were taken to Halls of Valor in some sort of cosmic error. Some warm to the place after a while, but others seek a way out by appeal to the pagan gods who rule there. Sometimes, angels try to recruit such misplaced warriors to serve in the Heavenly Hosts. This is considered by the eikone Management a tidy solution to the problem of a misplaced soul.

The other realm is a place of blood-red skies, where clouds of ash are buffeted by winds thick with the smell of death. This is the Plains of Armageddon, the Eternal Battlefield. Here, the souls of warriors damned by their actions in war are conscripted as soon as they arrive into the army of one faction or another. Weapons are supplied by agents of the Hell Syndicate or the demon lords of the Pits; They use the armies here as proxies for their own agendas. Warriors from infinite worlds and all of history do battle in bleak and blasted landscapes where no one is truly trustworthy and most hands are actively raised against every other.

Some of the damned delight in bloodlust and slaughter and give themselves over fully to their not entirely metaphorical demons. Others seek desperately to escape and sign faustian deals to return the the Material world as diabolic thralls. Others are lucky enough to make contact with the agents.of Heaven and make other deals for a chance at working off the stain on their souls.

Cosmic Knight [FASERIP]

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 14:00
art by Dean KotzCOSMIC KNIGHT

STATISTICS
F                 RM   (30)
A                 RM  (30)
S                 RM  (30)
E                 IN   (40)
R                 EX (20)
I                  RM   (30)
P                 IN (40) 
Health: 130
Karma: 90

BACKGROUND
Real Name: Raymond "Ray" Logan
Occupation: Former astronaut, aerospace executive
Identity: Secret
Legal Status: Citizen of the U.S. with no criminal record
Place of Birth: Riverside, Iowa
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Costa del Mar, California
Group Affiliation: Knights of the Cosmos; Super-Sentinels

KNOWN POWERS
Body Armor. Provides him with Incredible protection against all physical, radiation, and heat- and cold-attacks. He can survive indefinitely in the vacuum of space.
Enhanced Senses. He can detect radiation from all across the electromagnetic spectrum, including heat and radio. He can detect life signs, including specific individual with Incredible ability. he is able to see in normal darkness without penalty. He has Excellent sense of taste and smell.
Flight. Unearthly speed in the vacuum of space and Monstrous speeds in an atmosphere. he is able to create spacewarps allowing shortcuts for travel over interstellar distances.
Regeneration. His armor has a self-repair capability that provided him with Good Regeneration.
Universal Translator. Can translate any language it heard for at least 6 consecutive turns with Monstrous ability. Once it had learned that language, it could store the information in his memory banks, allowing him to speak and understand it at will.
Force Blast. Monstrous intensity
Force Field. Monstrous rank energy sheath, 1 area.
Energy Solidification. Monstrous ability to create and shape solidified energy. Power stunts include:

  • Containers of Monstrous material strength
  • Carrying Monstrous Loads
  • Acting as a limb of Monstrous Strength

Phasing. Excellent rank.

History: Ray Logan was an astronaut whose experiment spacecraft malfunction on re-entry. Burning alive, Logan was transported from the doomed vehicle at the moment just before death by the Cosmic Archons. Even their great powers could not restore his ravaged body, but they were able to transmit his consciousness into a robotic form. The Archons had selected Logan to be one of their intergalactic group of fighters for justice, the Cosmic Knights.

Logan returned to earth with the ability to transform his Cosmic Knight form into something more close resembling his former biologic body, but he is keenly aware of his loss of humanity even as he works to protect earth from menaces from here and from the universe beyond.

DYNAMITE ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW ALL-AGES SERIES ROBOTS VS PRINCESSES

First Comics News - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 15:16

PRINCESS ZARA AND HER ROBOT FRIEND WHEELER HAVE TO SAVE THE KINGDOM FROM AN INVADING FORCE OF GIANT ROBOTS

May 23, 2018, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the greatest crossover you didn’t see coming, Robots Vs Princesses #1! Heading up this grand mash-up of fantasy and sci-fi is the creative team of writer Todd Matthy (Saga of the Stormriders: the Lost Prince) and artist Nicolas Chapuis (World of Fiction). An all-ages story for the whole family that combines the fairy tale world of princesses and dragons with the action-packed science fiction epic of giant robots. But the princesses are no damsels in distress here, as it’s up to Zara and her robot friend Wheeler to save the Kingdom.

The comic event of the year has arrived! When plucky Princess Zara stumbles upon the Decimator defector Wheeler, she sets in motion events that will pit the spritely cleverness of fairy tale princesses against the raw power of giant robots! The dream match you never thought you’d see begins here. Don’t miss it!

“’All-ages fun that does not talk down to children. The book that bridges the gap between brother and sister while at the same time delighting parents.’ That would be my quote,” says writer Todd Matthy. “I wanted to create a comic for kids that not only respected their intelligence and curiosity, but their desire to become ‘grownups.’ I also wanted to create a comic that parents could read over and over again to their kids and not be bored by. A book they’d enjoy, too. If parents and children want to know what happens next, it’ll foster a love of reading and a mutually shared experience. Also, I wanted to create a book that adults without children could enjoy because it transports them back to their childhood.”

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Dynamite is now bringing the series to comic shops everywhere. And Robots Vs Princesses already has some big-name support behind it.

“Finding this comic was a delightful surprise.” – Mark Waid (Kingdom Come,  All-New Avengers, Archie)

“Fantastic fantasy from a promising newcomer” –David Lloyd (V for Vendetta, Aces Weekly)

“Fabulous and entertaining” –Ron Friedman (Writer: Transformers: The Movie)

“Todd and Nic have done an amazing job of creating this world that any kid would immediately fall in love with. Even adults. Legally, I’m an adult and I think this is awesome,” Admitted Editor Kevin Ketner. “I’m excited for kids and parents to read about this tough, cool princess and her friends joining up with robots to destroy evil. If that doesn’t appeal to you, you don’t know how to have fun.”

Robots Vs Princesses #1 has a cover by Nicolas Chapuis and will be solicited in the June issue of Diamond Previews catalog, the comic industry’s premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and scheduled to ship in August of 2018. Readers are encouraged to order through their local comic retailers or through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital. Fans are encouraged to follow Dynamite Entertainment’s social media channels for the latest updates on Dynamite Entertainment comic books and graphic novels.

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DARK CIRCLE COMICS AUGUST 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 06:04

THE FOX: FOX HUNT (TR)
Paul Patton, Jr. is dealing with the reality that his son wants to be a superhero like his father; the very thing Paul no longer wishes to be himself. However, a psychopathic philanthropist won’t let Paul end his duel identity when he puts a million dollar bounty on The Fox’s head! Includes FOX HUNT issues #1 – #5!
Script: Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel
Art: Dean Haspiel, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
Cover: Dean Haspiel
978-1-68255-887-4
$14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/22

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TITAN COMICS AUGUST 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 06:03
TITAN COMICS AUGUST 2018 SOLICITATIONS TV/FILM

The Raid #1 (of 4) Writer Ollie Masters Artists Budi Setiawan, Brad Simpson FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale August 01, 2018 An all-new story from the world of the martial arts masterpiece! As the events of the second movie rage, hero Rama is trapped in prison. Can he protect an undercover cop? Can he even protect himself? Bone-crunching cinematic martial arts action brought to the bloodied page! The perfect companion to the upcoming Hollywood remake! #1-2 written by Ollie Masters (The Kitchen), with art by Budi Setiawan (Rex Royd)! Issues #3-4 written by Alex Paknadel (Doctor Who, Arcadia)! Go beyond the movie to discover the sinister truth behind Hammer Girl and Baseball Bat Man! Cover A: Ben Oliver Cover B: Photo Cover C: John McCrea Cover D: Budi Setiawan

Robotech #12 (ongoing) Writer Simon Furman Artist Hendry Prasetya FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale August 08, 2018 The latest arc of the smash-hit radical reimagining concludes with a shocking twist in the life of Rick Hunter! Plus: what welcome awaits the SDF-1 when it returns to Earth at last?! Cover A: Marco Turini Cover B: Action Figure – Blair Shedd Cover C: Andie Tong Robotech Archives The Macross Saga Vol. 3 Writers Markalan Joplin & Diana Schutz Artists Mike Leeke, Howard Bender, Bill Anderson FC • TP • 368pp • $24.99 • On Sale November 07, 2018 ISBN 9781785862960 Building on Titan’s series of books collecting classic Robotech comic material. It’s the final battle between the humans and the Zentraedi, with the fate of Earth sealed in the process. Who will escape alive? Collects issues #24 to #36 of the original comic run of Robotech: the Macross Saga. Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #3 (of 3) Writer Andrew Cartmel Executive Producer Ben Aaronovitch Artist Christopher Jones FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale August 01, 2018 The thrilling conclusion to ‘Operation Volcano’! The Doctor, Ace, and the Countermeasures Team face off against an implacable alien menace. Can the Doctor save the world with nothing but cunning, Nitro-9… and a novel use of an umbrella? Cover A: Christopher Jones Cover B: Will Brooks Photo Doctor Who The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor #2: The Eleventh Doctor Writers James Peaty, Jody Houser Artists Pasquale Qualano, Rachael Stott Colorists Dijjo Lima, Enrica Angiolini FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale August 08, 2018 The road to the Thirteenth Doctor continues, and includes a serialized short from the all-female team behind the new Thirteenth Doctor ongoing series – Jody Houser, Rachael Stott, and Enrica Angiolini! The Eleventh Doctor and Alice visit 19th century San Francisco, but there’s one problem – it’s full of robots! Do they come in peace? Or does their displacement in time signal something sinister? By James Peaty (Supergirl) with cover by Robert Hack (Sabrina)! Cover A: Robert Hack Cover B: Will Brooks Photo Cover C: Pasquale Qualano & Dijjo Lima The Prisoner: The Uncertainty Machine Writer Peter Milligan • Artist Colin Lorimer FC • TP • 112pp • $16.99 • On Sale October 31, 2018 ISBN 9781785859151 The critically-acclaimed series based on the cult classic TV show starring Patrick Mcgoohan! Return to The Village with a brand-new Number Six! Modern-day spy, Breen, must save a fellow agent from the sanity-stretching Village, and take on its arch controller – the figure known only as Number One! GAMING Assassin’s Creed: Conspiracies #1 (of 2) Writer Guillaume Dorison Artist Jean-Baptise Hostache FC • 48pp • $5.99 • On Sale August 1, 2018 The self-contained adventure of a brand new Assassin, told in two astounding double-sized issues! In the fiery depths of World War II, fresh Assassin Eddie Gorm uncovers Templar plans to create a devastating new weapon at the dawn of the Atomic Age. The fires of Blitz-era London are brought to vivid life by artist Jean-Baptiste Hostache! Dark Souls: The Age Of Fire #4 (of 4) Writer Ryan O’Sullivan Artist Anton Kokarev FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale August 15, 2018 The epic conclusion of the all-new Dark Souls miniseries – tying into the remastered edition of the first Dark Souls game! Retelling the legend of Gwyn, Lord of Cinder, and his loyal Knight Artorias through the eyes of a brave Silver Knight. Will the flame of humanity be snuffed out forever – or can its faint ember be fanned into a roaring beacon? Cover A: Pablo Fernandez-Angulo Cover B: Anton Kokarev Warhammer 40,000 Deathwatch #4 (of 4) Writer Aaron Dembski-Bowden Artist Tazio Bettin FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale August 01, 2018 The Deathwatch miniseries blazes to a galaxy-shaking conclusion! Can a single Deathwatch squad – overpowered, outnumbered by the thousands – hold the line in the name of The Emperor? From the pen of Warhammer 40,000 Black Library superstar Aaron Dembski-Bowden! Cover A: David Sondered Cover B: Connor Magill HARD CASE CRIME The Girl Who Danced With Death: Millennium #1 (of 3) Creator Stieg Larsson Writer Sylvain Runberg Artist Belen Ortega FC • 64pp • $5.99 • On Sale August 15, 2018 Sequel to the global smash hit novel trilogy by Stieg Larsson, this brand-new series continues Titan’s best-selling Millennium graphic novel saga with an all-new Lisbeth Salander adventure – never before seen in print or film! Lisbeth Salander prepares to expose the Swedish secret service’s files, but when her friend Trinity is kidnapped, she must seek out the help of Mikael Blomkvist. in a world of conspiracy and mistrust, their investigation leads to a hidden group known only as ‘Sparta’… The Girl In The Spider’s Web, an all-new Millennium film starring Claire Foy (The Crown), hits theaters November 2018! Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello Cover B: Ortega The Prague Coup Writer Jean-Luc Fromental Co-Writer/Artist Miles Hyman FC • HC • 112pp • $24.99 • On Sale December 12, 2018 Author Graham Greene finds himself in the midst of an intricate plot to unseat the Czech government, in an explosive event remembered as the Prague Coup. A tense political thriller from Hard Case Crime, set against the backdrop of Orson Welles’ The Third Man! Winter 1948, the Austrian capital is under occupation by the allied powers. Debriefed by London Films, Graham Greene works on the writing of his next feature film, assisted by the enigmatic Elizabeth Montagu; but a seemingly peaceful mission enters into a revolution! Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer #3 (of 4) Writer Max Allan Collins Artists Marcelo Salaza, Marcio Freire FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale August 22, 2018 Hammer’s latest case takes an unexpected turn when his secretary Velda runs afoul of a revenge kidnapping, leading to a violent shootout at Carmen Rich’s Long Island estate! Cover A: Alex Ronald Cover B: Mack Chater STATIX PRESS Emma G. Wildford Writer Zidrou Artist Edith FC • HC • 112pp • $24.99 • On Sale November 21, 2018 ISBN 9781785869280 Take a journey back in time to the Roaring Twenties, in a tale of mystery, grand adventure, and love! Join Emma G. Wildford in a Gatsby-era globetrotting search for her missing fiancé – beautifully illustrated by Édith and evocatively written by Zidrou. Shortlisted at the Angouleme International Comics Festival 2018! Salammbô Writers Gustave Flaubert, Philippe Druillet Artist Druillet FC • 186pp • $39.99 • On Sale November 21, 2018 ISBN 9781785866647 Salammbô is a heady perfume of blood and rage across the stars! The latest in Titan’s Philippe Druillet’s Masterworks series, starring his legendary Lone Sloane. Druillet works his intoxicatingly psychedelic magic on Flaubert’s 19th century classic, reinvigorating it from the inside out with his own transcendent storytelling. Re-Mind #1 (of 2) Writer Didier Alcante Artist Andrea Mutti FC • 64pp • $5.99 • On Sale August 22, 2018 They say that when you die, your life flashes before your eyes… the FBI have discovered how to make this a reality! When new FBI technology puts Ethan Geb into a coma, Iraq Vet John discovers a secret side to his slacker son – and a terrorist plot locked away in his mind! Agent McKee is willing to sacrifice Ethan to save millions, but John has other plans… A perfect blend of Total Recall and Minority Report, filtered through the lens of a post-9/11 world! Art by Andrea Mutti (Rebels, Tomb Raider, Conan, Mad Max Fury Road, Swashbucklers, Prometheus, more!) Cover A: Jason Howard Cover B: Andrea Mutti Dead Life #2 (of 3) Writer Jean-Charles Gaudin Artists Joan Urgell, Mambba FC • 64pp • $5.99 • On Sale August 22, 2018 It’s the Walking Dead meets Supernatural! Steven’s reckless actions come back to haunt him as the worldwide zombie epidemic continues! Konungar: War Of Crowns #3 (of 3) Writer Sylvain Runberg Artist Juzhen FC • 64pp • $5.99 • On Sale August 08, 2018 Gorgeously rendered epic fantasy with duelling brothers at its heart, Konungar is the ultimate fusion of Game of Thrones and Warcraft! The war for the Viking throne comes to a climax as the Centaurs spy their opportunity to attack! Can the royal brothers put their civil war aside, or is the kingdom doomed? CREATOR-OWNED The Book Of Ballads And Sagas Writers Neil Gaiman, Charles Delint, Jane Yolen, Jeff Smith, Emma Bull, and Others Artist Charles Vess FC • HC • 240pp • $29.99 • On Sale November 14, 2018 ISBN 9781782763321 Noted illustrator Charles Vess brings his evocative, meticulously detailed artwork to this compendium of legendary ballads and mythological tales, adapted and written by a murderer’s row of authors! The Michael Moorcock Library: Hawkmoon – History Of The Runestaff Vol. 1 Writers Michael Moorcock, James Cawthorn Artist James Cawthorn BW • HC • 192pp • $34.99 • On Sale November 13, 2018 ISBN 9781785864223 These two out of print classics, adapted by James Cawthorn, are collected together at last as part of Titan’s acclaimed Michael Moorcock Library! Follow the adventures of Dorian Hawkmoon, Duke Of Köln, as he fights against the Dark Empire Of Granbretan and attempts to free himself from the malevolent black jewel that has been implanted in his very brain. Brother Nash #3 (of 3) Writer/Artist Bridgit Connell • FC • 48pp • $5.99 On Sale August 01, 2018 The stunning saga of haunted trucker Brother Nash reaches its epic conclusion with another double-sized issue of shapeshifting, supernatural majesty! Don’t miss this final issue! Cover A: Ethan Nicolle Cover B: Bridgit Connell & Luis Guerrero Rivers Of London: Water Weed #3 (of 4) Writers Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel Artist Lee Sullivan FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale August 15, 2018 Spring Breakers meets Pulp Fiction on the banks of the Thames! Set in the world of the hit novel series from writer Ben Aaronovitch! Wizard cop Peter and girlfriend Beverley delve further into the drug-smuggling operation of london’s new queenpin – the brutal and beautiful Hoodette! Can they overcome corruption, or will they be fatally entangled in the weed? Rivers Of London Box Set Edition Vols. 1-3 Writers Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel Artists Lee Sullivan & Luis Guerrero FC • 408pp • $49.99 • On Sale October 10, 2018 ISBN 9781785869303 A trilogy box set of the first three stories in Ben Aaronovitch’s graphic novel series, set in the world of his hit urban fantasy novels! Comes with a set of Rivers of London postcards!

Tank Girl All Stars #3 (of 4) Writer Alan Martin Artists Brett Parson, Jim Mahfood FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale August 22, 2018 The Tank Girl birthday thrills continue as the 30th Anniversary spectacular miniseries kicks into even higher gear! Tank Girl takes on a troupe of girl scouts, Sub Girl drops her bra in the punch, and Booga scares everyone away by eating his own hand! Cover A: Brett Parson Cover B: Philip Bond Cover C: Jim Mahfood Dan Dare Complete Collection Vol. 1 The Venus Campaign Writer/Artist Frank Hampson FC • HC • 336pp • $49.99 • On Sale November 14, 2018 ISBN 9781785862922 Dan Dare, pilot of the future, returns in a new series of gorgeous new editions from Titan Comics, digitally remastered for the very first time! This huge collection of Dan Dare combines his first three full adventures – Voyage to Venus Parts 1 & 2, and the Red Moon Mystery. MAGAZINES The Predator The Official Movie Special FC • HC • 100pp • $10.99/$19.99 On Sale September 19, 2018 ISBN 9781785866203 Go behind the scenes of the hotly anticipated new movie The Predator with interviews with the cast and crew, a gallery of rare images and production art, and a detailed synopsis of the film! Star Trek Vol 4: Epic Episodes FC • TP • 176pp • $24.99 On Sale November 14, 2018 ISBN 9781785868795 Special collection of the best of Star Trek Magazine, focused on the 2-part tales and landmark episodes of The Original Series and The Next Generation! Articles, interviews and much more! Star Wars Insider #183 FC • 84pp • $7.99 On Sale August 22, 2018 Bringing you the latest official Star Wars news, and look forward to the latest merchandise, books and comics. All this and more in the magazine that celebrates every quadrant of that galaxy far, far away!

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Underground Comics is Here!

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:00
The wait is over! You can now purchase Underground Comics #1 at IndyPlanet in print and digital. Comixology digital is on the way if you prefer that format. (If you missed my previous talk about UC, check out this post.)

It's 36 pages by some great DIY rpg illustrators. Here are the preview pages that will (eventually) be on the IndyPlanet page:




It Came from the 80s

Sorcerer's Skull - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:00

Well, actually it came from the mind and hand of Kreg Mosier, but it's about the 80s. Remember back when Unseelie Court fae were running rampant, and youthful, fae-touched cops were our best line of defense? You're probably just too young.

Anyway, I haven't read very far in it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

DARK HORSE COMICS AUGUST 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:53

Aliens The Essential Comics Volume 1 TP

Mark Verheiden (W), Mark A. Nelson (A), Den Beauvais (A/Cover), Sam Kieth (A), and John Bolton (Cover)

On sale Oct 24
FC, 416 pages
$24.99
TP, 7” x 10”

These are the Aliens Essential Comics—stories which have stood the test of time . . . and kept readers awake at night.

Complete in this first volume is the initial Aliens trilogy—Outbreak, Nightmare Asylum, and Earth War, in which Hicks and Newt—and eventually Ripley—join forces to battle an infestation of Aliens both on Earth and in the wider galaxy.

 

Avatar: The Last Airbender—Imbalance Part One TP

Faith Erin Hicks (W), Peter Wartman (A/Cover), and Ryan Hill (C)

On sale Oct 10
FC, 80 pages
$10.99
TP, 6” x 9”

When Team Avatar return to Earthen Fire Industries, the factory owned by Toph’s father, they find that the once small town is now booming, yet a strange mood hangs over its residents. When Aang is asked to join a business council meeting, the reason becomes clear: a massive bender versus non-bender conflict is threatening to turn violent.

Written by Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City) and drawn by Peter Wartman (Stonebreaker), in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar!

 

Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1 (of 4)

Evan Dorkin (W), Benjamin Dewey (A/Cover), and Rafael Albuquerque (Variant cover)

On sale Aug 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

A heroic pack of canines known as the Wise Dogs set off on a mission to clean up a Pennsylvania corridor plagued by seemingly unrelated occult disturbances that include a fire salamander and a horde of mutant lurkers. A link is found among the various disturbances, leading our heroes to a mountain village inhabited by a survivalist witch-cult who have discovered the existence of a “Blood Lure” attracting occult forces, creatures, and many more terrors to Burden Hill!

• The eight time Eisner-winning series is back!

• Variant Cover by Rafael Albuquerque!

 

Bedtime Games #3 (of 4)

Nick Keller (W), Conor Nolan (A/Cover), and Kelly Fitzpatrick (C)

On sale Aug 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

After discovering a powerful game that can transform them into their worst nightmares, three friends plan ways to use it for themselves, not knowing that the monstrous creator of the game is coming to get it back—and destroy whoever gets in his way.

 

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #4

Jeff Lemire (W), Dean Ormston (A/Cover), Dave Stewart (C), and James Harren (Variant Cover)

On sale Aug 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns with lots of revelations!

All is revealed when Lucy makes her way back to the farm from Dreamland, confronting the mastermind of their current situation. The revelations here will alter the fate of the Black Hammer family forever!

 

Black Hammer Library Edition Volume 1 HC

Jeff Lemire (W), Dean Ormston (A/Cover), David Rubin (A), Dustin Nguyen (A), Emi Lenox (A), Nate Powell (A), Matt Kindt (A), Ray Fawkes (A), Michael Allred (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Oct 24
FC, 440 pages
$49.99
HC, 8” x 12”

Mysteriously banished from existence by a multiversal event, the old superheroes of Spiral City now lead simple lives on a bizarre farm from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!

Collects the first and second volumes of Black Hammer and Black Hammer: Giant Sized Annual in a deluxe, hardcover, and oversized format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more!

 

Blackwood #4 (of 4)

Evan Dorkin (W), Veronica Fish (A/Cover), and David Rubin (Variant cover)

On sale Aug 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

From the multi-Eisner award-winning creator of Beasts Of Burden and the artist of Archie and SLAM comes this supernatural fantasy about a magical murder in a sorcery school.

The occult students race to uncover the secrets of Dean Ogden’s hidden past in order to save Blackwood from the Bug Mother’s ultimate vengeance–an insect plague of biblical proportions, including a hungry horde of over-sized bloodsuckers and flesh-eaters.

 

B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #9

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Scott Allie (W), Laurence Campbell (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Max Fiumara (Cover)

On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

 

 

The B.P.R.D. arrive in New York to an immediate attack by cultists-turned-zombies and familiar demons.

BPRD: Hell on Earth Volume 3 HC

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Laurence Campbell (A), Tyler Crook (A), Peter Snejbjerg (A), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)

On sale Oct 17
FC, 424 pages
$34.99
HC, 7” x 10”

The B.P.R.D. fight to protect the world from the rise of the monstrous Ogdru Hem, as teams hit a blizzard-torn Russia and the ruins of both Chicago and New York City. Meanwhile, Liz Sherman fights a deranged doctor in Utah, and the young psychic Fenix goes head to head with a monster-worshipping cult.

This deluxe hardcover edition collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth volumes 7-9 plus an expanded sketchbook section.

 

Joss Whedon! Christos Gage!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #3 (of 4)

Christos Gage (W), Joss Whedon (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Karl Story (I), Dan Jackson (C), Stephanie Hans (Cover), and Scott Fischer (Ultra variant cover)

On sale Aug 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

The battle against future vampire and Slayer twin, Harth, and his legion of evil, has already begun in the present when Buffy, Fray, and the Scoobies return from the future ready to fight. The Reckoning is now, and if the future can be changed, it will take everything that Buffy has to save the Slayers and our world!

• The Reckoning will be the culmination of all the Buffy seasons!

 

The Colossal Conan the Cimmerian HC

Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (A/Cover), Richard Corben (A), Joe Kubert (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (A), Paul Lee (A), and Jose Villarrubia (C)

On sale Oct 17
FC, 648 pages
$99.99
HC, 8” x 12”

Conan returns to his homeland to explore his roots and find renewed purpose as a young mercenary. This complete collection of Dark Horse’s Conan the Cimmerian run gathers issues #0 to #25 of that celebrated series together, including all variant cover work! The award-winning creative team of Truman, Giorello, and Villarrubia adapt several of Robert E. Howard’s original Conan stories and tell new tales that tie everything together chronologically.

• Presenting all Dark Horse’s Conan the Cimmerian comics in a deluxe, oversized hardcover!

 

The Complete Angel Catbird TP

Margaret Atwood (W), Johnnie Christmas (A/Cover), and Tamra Bonvillain (C)

On sale Oct 3
FC, 320 pages
$24.99
TP, 6” x 9”

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale, comes the complete collection of the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel.

A genetic engineer caught in the middle of a chemical accident all of a sudden finds himself with superhuman abilities. With these new powers, he takes on the identity of Angel Catbird and gets caught in the middle of a war between animal/human hybrids. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, educational, and pulp-inspired superhero adventure—with a lot of cat puns. Collects Angel Catbird volumes 1-3.

 

Conspiracy of Ravens HC

Leah Moore (W), John Reppion (W), and Sally Jane Thompson (A)

On sale Oct 3
FC, 136 pages
$14.99
HC, 6” x 9”

Teen schoolgirl Anne unexpectedly inherits a mysterious locket and a crumbing English mansion estate from her long-lost aunt. She unearths the family secret that she’s part of a magical legacy that gives her fantastic abilities, and she isn’t the only girl whose family is involved. But not all the girls are so willing to use their new powers for good . . .

• For fans of Harry Potter, Savvy, Ella Enchanted, and The Phantom Tollbooth.

 

Disney Frozen: Breaking Boundaries #1

Joe Caramagna (W), Kawaii Creative Studio (A/cover), and Eduardo Francisco (Variant cover)

On sale Aug 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Elsa and Anna are ready to get to the bottom of things when the peace of their beloved kingdom is disrupted: a wild animal is loose in the village, there is destruction in the forest, and tension is brewing in a nearby kingdom. Luckily this queen and princess will have the help of Olaf, Kristoff . . . and a mysterious, adventurous young woman!

• Disney’s Frozen comes to Dark Horse in its first multi-issue comics tale!

• Kawaii Creative Studio from the Frozen film graphic novel adaptation will create the art for this series!

 

Disney • Pixar The Incredibles 2 #2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories

Christos Gage (W), Landry Walker (W), Gurihiru (P/I/C/cover), J Bone (P/I/variant cover), Andrea Greppi (P), Roberta Zanotta (C), Dan Jackson (C/Variant cover), and Angela Capolupo (C)

On sale Aug 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Bob and the kids have begun Superhero training—to make this generation of the Incredibles family the most incredible ever! Helen’s reservations about the intensity of the training are realized when Dash and Violet’s rookie mistakes lead Bob to redouble their training . . . Meanwhile, Bob’s continued bedtime story turns into something the kids can never unhear—it began as a mushy date night with Elastigirl! Then in an adventure, all his own, Jack-Jack drops a cookie and receives unexpected assistance from an army of ants!

 

Disney Princess: Jasmine’s New Pet HC

Nidhi Chanani (W/A/Cover)

On sale Oct 10
FC, 48 pages
$7.99
HC, 5 1/2″ x 7”

Princess Jasmine loves Rajah, her new tiger cub. But living in the palace has rules, and Rajah finds them difficult to follow! He ruins pillows with his claws, knocks over plants, chases the palace peacock, and wakes Jasmine in the middle of the night with his yowling. If Jasmine can’t teach Rajah to behave better, her father the Sultan will send Rajah away to live with someone else! Will they learn how to follow the rules together . . . in time?

• Tie-in to the Disney classic Aladdin for younger readers!

 

Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows TP

Jeff Lemire (W), Max Fiumara (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Oct 17
FC, 128 pages
$17.99
TP, 7” x 10”

An aged crime fighter desperately wants to reconnect with his estranged son, who he hoped would one day take the mantle of Doctor Star. Over the course of the story, we learn his World War II-era origin, how he got his powers, his exciting astral adventures, the formation of some of Black Hammer’s greatest heroes, and more in this heartbreaking superhero tale about fathers and sons.

Collects the first four issues of Doctor Star from New York Times bestselling and Eisner-winning creator Jeff Lemire!

 

Dragon Age Library Edition Volume 2 HC

Greg Rucka (W), Nunzio DeFilippis (W), Christina Weir (W), Carmen Carnero (A), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (A), Terry Pallot (I), and Sachin Teng (Cover)

On sale Oct 3
FC, 232 pages
$39.99
HC, 9” x 12”

Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners who eliminate those using magic to hurt others. When they’re taken captive during an Inquisition mission, it’s up to an unwitting agent to rescue them: elven squire Vaea. A talented thief, Vaea takes on an easy job . . . but when she changes the terms of the deal mid-heist, she is entangled in this dangerous recovery mission that is surely above her pay grade.

Featuring work by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Carmen Carnero, and Fernando Heinz Furukawa, this oversized hardcover edition collects Dragon Age: Magekiller #1–#5 and Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1–#5 and features creator commentary and behind-the-scenes material!

 

The EC Archives: The Haunt of Fear Volume 5 HC

Bill Gaines (W), Al Feldstein (W/A), Otto Binder (W), Carl Wessler (W), Graham Ingels (A/Cover), George Evans (A), Jack Kamen (A), Jack Davis (A), and Reed Crandall (A)

On sale Oct 10
HC, 168 pages
$49.99
HC, 8” x 11”

his fifth and final volume of the EC Comics horror classic The Haunt of Fear collects a scary assortment of unforgettable frights! Featuring work from the legendary talents of Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, George Evans, Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, and Reed Crandall, this volume collects The Haunt of Fear #25–#28!

 

ADAM WARREN! CARLA SPEED McNEIL!

Empowered & Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell TP

Adam Warren (W), Carla Speed McNeil (A/Cover), and Jenn Manley Lee (C)

On sale Oct 31
FC, 144 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”

Hell is for heroines! Empowered and “frenemy” Sistah Spooky are trapped in high-school hell, with Spooky’s blonde ex-classmates plotting ritual murder to claim her magic for themselves! Beset by giant biology-class frogs, deadly emoji, and a monstrous junk-food elemental, Emp and Spooky fight for their lives against straight-fire blonde ambition! Collects the six-issue miniseries.

• First Empowered series in standard comics format.

• Artist Carla Speed McNeil is the acclaimed creator of Finder and artist of No Mercy, Queen and Country, and many more.

 

Matt Kindt! David Rubín!

Ether: The Copper Golems #4 (of 5)

Matt Kindt (W), David Rubín (A/Cover), and Mike Allred (Variant cover)

On sale Aug 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

From New York Times, bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Black Hammer’s David Rubín comes this fantasy adventure about a science-minded hero intent on keeping the balance between Earth and a magic world!

Coming off the heels of a mummy packed cliffhanger, Boone Dias, and co. battle their way through an enormous Copper Golem. With the last portal nearly in their grasp, the team has to get past a reality-warping goblin who is more than he seems!

 

The Flutter Collection TP

Jennie Wood (W), Jeff McComsey (A/Cover), and Chris Goodwin (C)

On sale Oct 3
FC, 352 pages
$24.99
TP, 7” x 10”

The entire Flutter saga in a single volume for the first time!

Fifteen-year-old Lily shape-shifts into a boy to get the girl. Chaos ensues from pretending to be someone she’s not. While coming to terms with who she really is and what she’s done, Lily learns that life as a boy is just as difficult.

• The Advocate called Flutter “one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013. ”

 

Game of Thrones Buttons Counter Display: Series 2

On sale Aug 1
14 designs total, 200 buttons per display box
$200.00

Dark Horse is proud to release a new line up of Game of Thrones 1” buttons, presented in a full color, elegantly designed, counter display box. The new line up of buttons includes fan-favorite characters, sigils, and imagery. 14 designs total, 200 buttons per display box.

 

Game of Thrones Puzzle: Iron Throne

On sale Sept 11
1, 000 piece deluxe puzzle
$19.99

The most iconic imagery from HBO’s Game of Thrones is the indomitable Iron Throne. The Iron Throne is pictured here on a deluxe 1,000 piece puzzle. Once completed, the puzzle measures 20” x 27” and is printed in a high-quality matte finish. The puzzle pieces are secured inside a bag and packaged in a full color box.

 

Gantz G Volume 2 TP

Hiroya Oku (W), Tomohito Ohsaki (W), and Keita Iizuka (A/Cover)

On sale Oct 10
b&w, 198 pages
$13.99
TP, 5 1/8 x 7 1/4″

After their disastrous first mission, the surviving Gantz teammates are determined to train hard to ensure gaining enough game points to resurrect the shy Naiki. But the teen team members are sorely tempted to use the powerful Gantz suits for their own purposes—and desires for revenge!

• Gantz has sold over fifteen million copies in Japan!

• Popular anime series and live-action feature.

 

Halo: Collateral Damage #3 (of 3)

Alex Irvine (W), Dave Crosland (A), Leonard O’Grady (C), and Zak Hartong (Cover)

On sale Aug 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Trapped by a cave-in and surrounded by the Covenant, Blue Team must work together with Insurrectionist rebels to fight off the alien invaders. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Spartans must do whatever it takes to complete their mission and keep a Forerunner artifact out of Covenant hands.

• Based on the popular Halo video game series!

• Story focuses on the iconic Master Chief!

 

Harrow County Library Edition Volume 1 HC

Cullen Bunn (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)

On sale Oct 24
FC, 288 pages
$39.99
HC, 8” x 12”

The first chapter of the highly acclaimed, Eisner nominated horror-fantasy tale in deluxe, oversized hardcover format.

Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures—and to the land itself—in a way she never imagined.

Collects the first two volumes of Harrow County in a deluxe, hardcover, and oversized format with a new cover, sketchbook material, essays, “Tales from Harrow County” bonus stories by guest creators, and more!

 

Harrow County Volume 8: Done Come Back TP

Cullen Bunn (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)

On sale Oct 3
FC, 136 pages
$17.99
TP, 7” x 10”

This final arc of the hit supernatural fantasy series pits two powerful witches against each other in an all out magic war!

An old enemy of Harrow County has returned with more power than ever and intent on consuming Emmy and her powers in this terrifying final chapter! Collects issues #29–#32 from the Eisner-nominated series!

• Recently optioned for TV by the SyFy Channel.

 

Hellboy: The Wild Hunt (Second Edition) TP

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Duncan Fegredo (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Oct 10
FC, 192 pages
$14.99
TP, 7” x 10”

Serving as the inspiration for the new feature film, Hellboy is called to England to take part in an ancient ritual of hunting giants, but quickly faces a much more dangerous enemy: Nimue, the Queen of Blood, who has risen with plans to create a monstrous army.

Lauded as “one of the greatest sagas of the modern comic book industry” (IGN), Hellboy’s story has spanned 20+ years and led to multiple spin-off titles, prose books, and films.

• The story that inspired the upcoming Hellboy movie!

 

Incognegro: Renaissance HC

Mat Johnson (W) and Warren Pleece (A/Cover)

On sale Oct 3
b&w, 128 pages
$19.99
HC, 7” x 10”

When a black writer is found dead at a scandalous interracial party in 1920s New York, Harlem’s cub reporter Zane Pinchback is the only one determined to solve the murder. Zane must go “Incognegro” for the first time, using his light appearance to pass as a white man to find the true killer, in this prequel miniseries to the critically acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel, now available in a special new 10th Anniversary Edition.
A page-turning thriller of racial divide, Incognegro: Renaissance explores segregation, secrets, and self-image as our race-bending protagonist penetrates a world where he feels stranger than ever before. Collects the five-issue miniseries.

 

From the creator of One-Punch Man!

Mob Psycho 100 Volume 1 TP

One (W/A/Cover)

On sale Oct 24
b&w, 200 pages
$11.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

From the creator of One-Punch Man! Do you or someone you know need an exorcist who works cheap? Reigen’s your guy! What’s his secret to busting ghosts while keeping prices low? Well, first, he’s a fraud, and second, he pays the guy who’s got the real psychic power—his student assistant Shigeo—less than minimum wage. Shigeo is an awkward but kind boy whose urge to help others and get along with them is bound up with the mental safety locks he’s placed on his own emotions. Reigen knows he needs to exploit Shigeo to stay in business, yet for better or worse he’s also his mentor and counselor. And he also knows whenever the normally repressed kid’s emotions reach level 100, it may unleash more psychic energy than either of them can handle!

 

Modern Fantasy #3 (of 4)

Rafer Roberts (W) and Kristen Gudsnuk (A/Cover)

On sale Aug 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

The journey to reclaim the magical amulet continues! After recruiting her coworker, Sage and the team begin to train as they track down the cult in possession of the artifact. A prophecy they discover foretells the amulet’s power to summon a giant fire demon on the equinox . . . Just a few days away!

• From the creator of Henchgirl!

• Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong) makes his Dark Horse debut!

 

Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Part 3 HC

Moebius (W/A/Cover)

On sale Oct 3
FC, 248 pages
$39.99
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”

In this third and most surreal volume of Inside Moebius, Jean “Moebius” Giraud exists in a magical desert locale within his subconscious. He not only meets and talks with several of his own creations—but he encounters versions of himself from multiple decades and argues with them about art and creativity. Collects Inside Moebius chapters 5 and 6

• The final volume in Moebius’s unique, self-reflective Inside Moebius book series.

 

Plants vs. Zombies Boxed Set 4 HC

Paul Tobin (W), Ron Chan (A/Cover), Jacob Chabot (A), Jamie Coe (A), Kevin Burkhalter (A), Christianne Goudreau (A), and Matthew J. Rainwater (C)

On sale Oct 3
FC, 264 pages
$29.97
HC, 6” x 9”

Collecting three Plants vs. Zombies graphic novels into one deluxe boxed set, perfect for any PvZ fan! The set also features an exclusive, double-sided poster and a brand new piece of never-before-seen art by fan-favorite artist Ron Chan on the back of the slipcase for you to display with your collection! Spring an assortment of traps with Zomboss in Lawn of Doom, join the zombies and run away to the circus in The Greatest Show Unearthed, and finally, dive in and discover the mysteries underneath Neighborville’s local aquatic retreat in Rumble at Lake Gumbo! This is a collection you won’t want to miss!

• The hit video game franchise continues its comic-book invasion!

 

Plants vs. Zombies: War and Peas HC

Paul Tobin (W), Brian Churilla (A), Matthew J. Rainwater (C), and Ron Chan (Cover)

On sale Oct 10
FC, 88 pages
$9.99
HC, 6” x 9”

When Dr. Zomboss and Crazy Dave find themselves members of the same book club, a literary war is inevitable! The position of leader of the book club opens up and Zomboss and Crazy Dave compete for the top spot as Nate, Patrice, and their intrepid plants take on the zombies in a scholarly scuffle for the ages!

• A New York Times best-selling series!

• Featuring new PvZ artist, Brian Churilla!

 

Predator: Hunters II #1

Chris Warner (W), Agustin Padilla (A/Cover A), Neeraj Menon (A), and Andy Brase (Cover B)

On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

From the islands of the South Pacific to the mountains of Afghanistan, the Hunters go wherever the Predators appear—even if it’s in a war zone and into conflict with a mysterious government group hunting the same prey!

Despite the casualties suffered during their first mission, the Predator Hunters are on the prowl again!

• New Predator movie coming soon!

 

The Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #2

Jeff Lemire (W), Wilfredo Torres (A/Cover), Dave Stewart (C), and Andrew MacLean (Variant cover)

On sale Aug 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

A rogue Martian joins forces with the down-and-out heroes of the Quantum League only to find themselves on the run from powerful, oppressive militia forces. Shocking events come to light from both the Martian’s past and the Leaguers ties to the heroes of Black Hammer farm.

• Based on Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer!

 

The Seeds #1

Ann Nocenti (W) and David Aja (A/cover)

On sale Aug 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

In a world much like our own, people are smashing their phones and moving to the lawless tech-free Zone B.

A few cantankerous aliens have come to collect the last dregs of humanity’s essence for the celestial embryo bank. One of them falls in love.
Astra is an idealistic journalist who stumbles into the story of a lifetime, only to realize that if she reports it, she’ll destroy the last hope of a dying world. How far will she go to get her story?

A new four-issue series, by award-winning artist David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist) and filmmaker journalist Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Catwoman).

• For mature readers.

 

She Could Fly #2

Christopher Cantwell (W), Martin Morazzo (A/Cover), and Miroslav Mrva (C)

On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$4.99
Miniseries

She could fly, but then she blew up. Luna mourns the loss, unable to let go, while Bill Meigs returns to Chicago to secretly investigate the Flying Woman’s identity. Meanwhile, Eon-Def Industrial moves to put a cap on dangerous technology in hopes of avoiding federal prying eyes. And the Brewsters discover that Kido may not be as at peace as she claims.

• Written by Christopher Cantwell, co-creator/showrunner of AMC’s critically acclaimed Halt and Catch Fire.

• Illustrated by Martín Morazzo (Ice Cream Man, Nighthawk, Elektra).

• 32 pages of story!

Official StarCraft comics!

 

StarCraft: Scavengers #2

Jody Houser (W), Gabriel Guzmán (A/Cover), and Michael Atiyeh (C)

On sale Aug 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Terran space scavengers find several shocking surprises on the derelict protoss ship they’re hoping to pillage. Will Caleb, a newcomer to this group, discover their leader’s secret mission? Writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and artist Gabriel Guzmán (Mass Effect: Discovery, Star Wars) join forces for a new series that expands the universe of Blizzard’s hit game.

• Produced by Dark Horse Comics in close collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment.

• Writer Jody Houser takes readers on a sci-fi-horror thrill ride in space!

 

Stephen McCranie’s Space Boy Volume 2 TP

Stephen McCranie (W/A/Cover)

On sale Oct 31
FC, 220 pages
$10.99
TP, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″

To Amy, everyone has a flavor. Jemmah, her best friend from the colony, is the flavor of pineapple and jalapeño. Cassie, from Earth, is like red pepper.

After being forced to leave her space-colony home when her dad was fired, Amy starts to adapt to a new life on Earth. High school seems difficult at first, but a close group of friends begins to make the transition easy for Amy, and she finds herself falling down a rabbit hole in her relationship with the mysterious, flavorless Oliver.

• Currently serialized on Webtoons.com with over 50,000 unique readers (19,000 from the US alone)

• From the creator of Mal and Chad (published by Penguin Young Readers and carried in the Scholastic Book Fair)

 

Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia HC

Nintendo (W)

On sale Oct 23
FC, 256 pages
$39.99
HC, 8 1/2” x 12
The Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games and spans more than 30 years of the franchise’s history—from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom–even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario

 

Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia Ltd. Ed. HC

Nintendo (W)

On sale Oct 23
FC, 256 pages
$79.99
Ltd. Ed. HC, 8 1/2” x 12

The Super Mario Encyclopedia is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games and spans more than 30 years of the franchise’s history—from the original Super Mario Bros to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom–even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!
This deluxe limited edition comes with an embossed slipcase specially designed to look like the iconic Super Mario Question Mark Block! Inside, you’ll find one of four covers—Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom—each accentuated with shimmering holofoil! The book also includes a ribbon bookmark, printed with the original vine design from Super Mario Bros., and a sky-and-cloud design printed along the pages’ edge.
• Buyers will receive one of four covers, chosen randomly (Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom), each in the “Question Mark Block” slipcase.
• The specific cover image cannot be requested or guaranteed.
• Each cover variant is printed in equal quantities.

 

Brian Wood! Mack Chater!

Sword Daughter #3

Brian Wood (W), Mack Chater (A/Variant cover), José Villarubia (C), and Greg Smallwood (Cover)

On sale Aug 1
FC, 32 pages
$4.99
Ongoing

For ten years Dag slept, hiding from the horror that ripped his family apart. At the rocky outpost of Raven’s Fate, he comes face to face with the first of the Forty Swords, and the extent of his failure as a father.

• Brian Wood and Mack Chater team up again!

• A premiere format: 28 story pages, deluxe cover.

 

Sword Daughter Volume 1 HC
Brian Wood (W), Mack Chater, José Villarubia (C), and Greg Smallwood (Cover)
On sale Oct 13
FC, 96 pages
$19.99
HC, 7” x 10”

One thousand years ago, a murderous clan known as the Forty Swords burned a village to the ground, leaving just two people alive: a shattered father and his teenage daughter. Setting off on a revenge quest that will span the width of Viking Age Europe, they find the key to repairing their damaged relationship lies in the swords they carry.

 

Terminator: Sector War #1 (of 4)

Brian Wood (W), Jeff Stokely (A), Robert Sammelin (Cover), and Grzegorz Domaradzki (Variant cover)

On sale Aug 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Two Terminators went back in time to 1984, one to kill Sarah Conner, and another targeting NYPD Officer Lucy Castro, a rookie cop assigned to one of the worst sections of the city. Isolated and unable to call for backup, Castro faces off against the relentless T800, relying on unlikely allies to see her through to dawn.

• Brian Wood delves into the world of Terminator.

 

Tomb Raider: Inferno #3 (of 4)

Jackson Lanzing (W), Collin Kelly (W), Phillip Sevy (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Hannah Templer (Cover)

On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

The lines of reality are blurred and Lara is lost in a mind-altered state caused by the most improbable of circumstances. Lara is forced to face her own memories—however painful they may be—and relive all of her worst experiences. However, Lara ultimately comes to a realization that may just be her salvation . . . or possibly her demise, and must make an imperative choice, once and for all.

• The penultimate chapter!

 

Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia—The Felled TP

Richard Ashley Hamilton (W), Timothy Green II (P/Cover), Omar Lozano (A), Joe Silver (I/Cover), Wes Dzioba (C/Cover), and Edgar Delgado (C)

On sale Oct 3
FC, 72 pages
$10.99
TP, 6” x 9”

The title of Trollhunter weighs heavy the shoulders of Jim Lake, Jr.—as does his new title of “boyfriend”—and it has lead him to a crisis of identity. To help, the Trolls review the misadventures of six previous Trollhunters, at times when they, too, were questioning themselves. Through their stories Jim discovers how they used their different attributes to be the best they could be . . . And how he can try to do the same.

• From Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation’s Emmy® Award–winning Netflix series, comes a graphic novel with another quest for teenage Trollhunter, Jim Lake, Jr.!

 

Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #5 (of 7)

Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)

On sale Aug 15
b&w, 28 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Usagi and Inspector Ishida resort to enlisting the help of Nezumi the thief in order to locate Oda, who is in hiding after the assassination attempt. Meanwhile, the mysterious foreign box falls into the possession of government agents. However, after an illuminating meeting, Usagi and Ishida find themselves suddenly hot on the trail of a secret that could topple the Shogunate.

• Legendary comics creator Stan Sakai’s ongoing, original masterpiece!

 

The Witcher Library Edition HC

Paul Tobin (W), Joe Querio (A), Piotr Kowalski (A), Max Bertolini (A), Carlos Badilla (C), Brad Simpson (C), Dave Stewart (C), and Mike Mignola (Cover)

On sale Oct 24
FC, 440 pages
$49.99
HC, 9” x 12”

Featuring story art by Joe Querio, Piotr Kowalski, and Max Bertolini, with a bonus sketchbook section and additional art by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Dan Panosian (Slots), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Duncan Fegredo (MPH), Simon Bisley (Lobo), and a cover by Mike Mignola (Hellboy).

Collects issues #1–#5 of the Witcher comic series House of Glass, Fox Children, Curse of Crows, and the Killing Monsters one-shot—and features annotations from the creators of the comics, as well as a sketchbook section.

“Tobin has the world and characters down pat now, this is an authentic Witcher story through and through.”—Bloody Disgusting

 

The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt Puzzle: Ciri and the Wolves

On sale Aug 1
1, 000 piece deluxe puzzle
$19.99

When Ciri fights the wolves, there is no question of who will win. This beautiful and striking artwork is now interactive, in the form of a 1,000 piece deluxe puzzle. Once completed, the puzzle measures 20” by 27”, printed in a matte finish. The pieces are secured in a bag, inside a full color box.

 

Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven #4 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), D’Israeli (A/Cover), and Michelle Madsen (C)

On sale Aug 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

A terrible loss draws the Witchfinder ever deeper into the hunt for the source of the supernatural terror gripping London. Recruiting new allies to his cause, Grey’s search brings him to the very doorstep of those responsible, but is he in time to stop their horrific scheme from engulfing the entire city in darkness?

 

GARTH ENNIS!

World of Tanks: Citadel #4 (of 5)

Garth Ennis (W), P. J. Holden (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Isaac Hannaford (Cover)

On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Kraft and Stadler resort to desperate measures to return to the safety of their own lines but may end up outsmarting themselves. Meanwhile, Piotr and Ginger prepare for the climax of the terrible Battle of Kursk—as a massed Russian armored offensive smashes full-tilt into the unsuspecting Germans.

• World of Tanks has a global audience of 110 million players!

 

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #5 (of 5)

Frank Miller (W/A/Cover) and Alex Sinclair (C)

On sale Aug 1
FC, 48 pages
$4.99
Miniseries

The Persian Empire is vast beyond imagining. It seems destined to last a thousand years . . . But a whirlwind comes from the west: the greatest warlord the world will ever know. Alexander!

• Deluxe collector format!

• 40+ pages of story!

 

Celebrate 50 years in the career of Amano!

Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy HC & Ltd. Ed. HC

Florent Gorges (W) and Yoshitaka Amano (A/Cover)

On sale Oct 10
FC, 328 pages
$49.99
HC, 11” x 10”

On sale Oct 10
FC, 424 pages
$149.99
HC, 11” x 10”

A beautiful celebration of the life and imagery of Japan’s master of fantasy and science fiction art! This landscape-style hardback contains nearly 400 illustrations and photos from the incredible career of Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano—a journey that began with his first job at 15, working on Speed Racer!

The limited edition is the ultimate tribute to fantasy and science fiction artist Yoshitaka Amano includes a slipcase containing the 328-page hardback Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy, Amano’s 96-page Paris Sketchbook, a region-free Blu-ray with almost 3 hours of discussion, commentary, and live drawing, 2 mini-lithographs, and a signed card! Limited to 500 copies for the direct market.

• Author Florent Gorges is one of France’s leading videogame historians.

• Amano contributed rare archival images, photos, and artwork to book.

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DARKNESS CALLS EXPANSION UNVEILED FOR HELLBOY: THE BOARD GAME KICKSTARTER

First Comics News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:18

Hellboy battles against Koshchei the Deathless and hordes of the undead in this new expansion for the tabletop game.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (May 23, 2018)—Mantic Games, in partnership with Dark Horse Comics, is delighted to unveil a brand-new expansion for the Hellboy: The Board Game Kickstarter. This game-changing expansion is inspired by Hellboy Volume 8: Darkness Calls. It tells the tale of Hellboy’s fateful encounter with iconic characters such as Koshchei the Deathless and Henry Hood, the undead witchfinder.

With this expansion, players will be able to recreate the storyline by playing as Hellboy, or they can create their own ‘what if’ scenario to see how other members of the BPRD team would have fared against Koshchei and hideous undead warriors. It comes with new highly detailed miniatures of Henry Hood, Koshchei, undead witches and a variety of 15 undead minions.

The Kickstarter is now in its final week and continues to go from strength to strength. After initially raising $1 million in just over 24 hours, now more than 11,000 Hellboy fans around the world have backed the project. Backers have helped to unlock almost 50 stretch goals and the Agent Pledge now includes 118 miniatures, plus a host of upgraded components.

Inspired by Mike Mignola’s Hellboy comic book universe, the game is a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic BRPD members, such as Hellboy, Abe Sapien, and Roger the Homunculus, before exploring gothic locations and uncovering ancient artifacts.

Featuring stunning, pre-assembled plastic miniatures, Mantic Games has worked closely with Dark Horse Comics and Mike Mignola to ensure the gaming pieces accurately capture the look and feel of the source material. What’s more, top games designer James M. Hewitt – who has previously worked on Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Necromunda: Underhive and Blood Bowl 2016 – has been drafted in to create a compelling game experience.

Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, two animated features, two live-action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise.

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ACTION LAB DANGER ZONE COMICS AUGUST 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:14

 

ABERRANT #3
JUN181298
(W) Rylend Grant (A/CA) Davi Leon Dias
Chapter 3: Hold On For One More Day. Acting on a tip from a mysterious and very prolific mole inside the NORCO organization, David infiltrates an enemy warehouse where he is forced to square off with a terrifyingly twisted aberrant monster. World, meet the true 8th wonder of the world, Rook. Featuring the music of Wilson-Phillips.
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

BLACK BETTY #7
JUN181300
(W) Shawn Gabborin (A/CA) Rafael Dantas
An entire town under the control of a hypnotic song. Betty knows what she’s looking for, but finding it without spilling innocent blood? That’s the hard part!
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $4.99

 

DANGER DOLL SQUAD TP VOL 02 GLADIATORS
JUN181306
(W) Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza, Bryan Seaton (A) Winston Young (A/CA) Celor
The popular Danger Zone team-up of Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, and DollFace returns, and this time they’re forced into battle in space! When a new cosmic threat plucks the girls from Earth and places them into their galactic combat arena, can our lethal ladies measure up against the baddest gladiators from across the cosmos? Collects issues $1-4, the complete Zombie Tramp universe crossover event!
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $14.99

DOLLFACE #19
JUN181307
(W) Nicole D’Andria, Bryan Seaton (A/CA) Marco Maccagni
Lila’s hunt for Melora’s witch coven continues, will she discover the Horned Princes plot before it is too late to stop it?
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $4.99

 

DOUBLE JUMPERS FULL CIRCLE JERKS #1 (OF 4)
JUN181313
(W) Dave Dwonch (A/CA) Sergio Rios
Jason and his ragtag group of programmers have escaped their virtual reality game, “Dungeon Lords,” only to discover that they’ve let loose the game’s greatest villain into our world. To save Silicon Valley they will need help from their in-game counterparts!
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

GUNCATS #1
JUN181315
(W) Samantha Wallschlaeger (A/CA) Joge Rosa Rantila
Cass and Iola are a pair of rookie bounty hunters trying to strike it big on the wildest edge of the galaxy. Squeaking by on luck, tenacity, and a heavy dose of foolhardiness, they’ve begun to make a name for themselves in the hunting circuit. But when they accept a job from a wealthy exotic pet dealer they stumble into a fight they weren’t prepared for – and become the newest target. Can the guncats outsmart the deadliest hunters and criminals in the galaxy, or will their luck finally run out?
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

RUIN OF THIEVES BRIGANDS #4
JUN181316
(W) Ram V. (A/CA) Sumit Kumar
A botched heist may be salvaged only by an improbable rescue. In this action-packed climax of Ruin of Thieves, our Brigands will find themselves chasing lost causes and rediscovering old identities even as they get their hands upon their coveted prize, The Myros Pendulum. But who knows the true nature of powerful things? Only that whole kingdoms may fall to their whims.
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

TWELVE DEVILS DANCING #2
JUN181318
(W) Erica Schultz (A) Dave Acosta (CA) Natasha Alterici
The conclusion! With the body count growing, Callum and Aisha’s road trip take them to the location on the cipher. They have a plan, but Callum’s health may sideline him, leaving it up to Aisha to put the pieces together and get the evidence to arrest the Crypto-Killer. Meanwhile, Callum’s evidence tampering in the original case come to bite those still in his FBI unit back home. And Brian has a fan who’s interested in more than just his paintings. The past and present are resolved!
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $5.99

VAMPBLADE SEASON 3 #6
JUN181319
(W) Jason Martin (A/CA) Marcello Costa
Katie’s managed to get out of the alternate universe she was trapped in. And now she’s gone straight to Hell! Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including two covers from Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp, DollFace)!
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $4.99

 

ZOMBIE TRAMP TP VOL 14 REDEEMER BORN
JUN181325
(W) Dan Mendoza (A) Marco Maccagni (CA) Celor
With Janey slipping further into the dark side of her monster form and her hunger for death increasing, Oscar’s dating app hack facilitates her murderous appetite. But it also draws unwanted attention. Now both Black Betty and DollFace are on the hunt to bring her down, each for their own reasons! Collects issues #45-48, the lead up to The Death of Zombie Tramp!
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $14.99

ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #51
JUN181326
(W) Dan Mendoza (A) Marco Maccagni (CA) Celor
With the tumultuous events of last issue, questions arise about Zombie Tramp’s existence. The Death of Zombie Tramp continues here! Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including two covers from series creator Dan Mendoza (DollFace)!
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $4.99

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ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT COMICS AUGUST 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:53

ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #6
JUN181290
(W) Steve Bryant (A) Yusuf Idris (CA) Steve Bryant
“Athena Voltaire and The Golden Dawn,” part two. The quest to retrieve Codex Agharta takes Athena to Shanghai. All that stands in her way are Nazis, mobsters, and one angry tiger!
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

HELM #4
JUN181292
(W) Jehanzeb Hasan (A) Rafael Gonzalez (A/CA) Mauricio Caballero
The exciting conclusion to Book 1! Bruised and battered, our heroes finally arrive at Halifax House, headquarters of the infamous syndicate. Along the way, they cross paths with some of Luna’s old allies. Will they be a boon to Eldrick on his journey, or will they just complicate things further?
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

MIDNIGHT TIGER STRONGER #1
JUN181293
(W) Ray-Anthony Heights, Vito Delsante (A/CA) Eric Van Elslande
The Fightin’ Feline has returned to the Actionverse! After appearances in Stray, Gavin Shaw, aka Midnight Tiger, is back in the saddle with a new four-part story arc entitled “Stronger.” Gavin’s entire status quo changes as new villains arrive in Apollo Bay and the legacy of Lionsblood flips his world upside down! Art and cover by new regular artist, Eric Van Elslande!
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #11
JUN181295
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Christine Hipp (A/CA) Xenia Pamfil
Now that our girls have made it to the Magpie’s castle, all they need to do is find and defeat Magpie… and the party of hundreds of pirates between them and their ship. And… wait… does this plan involve blowing half of the castle up? This will go poorly.
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG CAT NOIR SEASON TWO TP TP 01
JUN181296
(W) Zag Entertainment (A/CA) Zag Entertainment
The anxiously awaited season two of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir begins here! Marinette discovers more about the history of Ladybug and other kwamis when she sees Master Fu. Meanwhile, Adrien is in major trouble after losing his father’s previous book. And a shocking revelation about Hawk Moth is made!
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $8.99

 

TOYETICA #11
JUN181297
(W) Marty LeGrow (A/CA) Marty LeGrow
A twenty-five year old treasure hunt may soon be coming to an end with Trixie’s discovery. But how does her hero Portia Palkin fit into it,? When was her iconic painting suspiciously altered? And why do four ordinary symbols keep appearing everywhere?
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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CALIBER COMICS AUGUST 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:45

DEADWORLD ARCHIVES BOOK 02
JUN181614
(W) Stuart Kerr (A/CA) Vince Locke
Long before The Walking Dead there was Deadworld. Here is one of comics’ longest running independents as Deadworld has had over 100 issues and graphic novels published and over one million copies sold over the years. And it all starts here! A supernatural plague has been unleashed on the world. The dead return to walk the Earth, but this is no standard zombie story. The dead are just soldiers for those who have crossed the Gateway. Now seven wayward teens on a school bus, scramble to escape the zombie apocalypse. Little did they know that there were also intelligent zombies and they had a plan…and they had a leader, King Zombie. Collects issues $5-8 and short story “Doom Patrol.”
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $12.99

 

NOWHERE TP VOL 01
JUN181615
(W) JSB (A/CA) JSB
A fantasy-horror story in the style of Alice in Wonderland with a touch of Stranger Things about a girl whose dreams are literally becoming real. What starts off as a strange adventure through nightmares and dreams soon becomes an examination of trauma and recovery. When Abigail dreams, she goes to a terrible place. A world of blight and ruin, inhabited by a dark entity that pursues her relentlessly. Once these were passed off as disturbed childhood dreams, she soon finds figments of her nightmares bleeding into the waking world. And as she becomes further trapped in her dreams, Abigail finds that this strange world is far more dangerous and complex than she could have ever imagined. Collects issues #1-6.
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $18.99

 

TIME GRUNTS TP VOL 01 MONSTERS WITHIN
JUN181616
October, 1944. Nazi fortunes appear bleaker by the day. But in the bowels of the Wenceslas Mines, a terrible threat has emerged! The Nazis have discovered the ability to conquer time itself with the help of a new ominous device, and now a rag tag group of American GIs must stop this threat to the past, present, and future while dealing with their past, prejudices, and fears in the process.
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $18.99

 

VIETNAM JOURNAL GN VOL 03 FROM THE DELTA TO THE DAK TO
JUN181617
(W) Don Lomax (A/CA) Don Lomax
Vietnam Journal is a look at the Vietnam War through the eyes of a war journalist, Scott “Journal'” Neithammer, as he chronicles the lives and events of soldiers on the front line during the Vietnam War. Scott returns to Vietnam, having recovered from his war injuries, but his expectations of being assigned to a safe area dissipate as he is dropped into the middle of a firefight in the Mekong Delta. Neithammer joins up with a new group deployed in the Vietnam War by the US Navy, the SEALs. They’re not exactly happy with the older “Journal” tagging along but orders are orders. Collects issues #9-12.
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $16.99

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ZENESCOPE COMICS AUGUST 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:31

GRIMM FAIRY TALES #21
JUN182109
(W) Joe Brusha (CA) Sean Chen
Stories of Camelot have been told on earth for ages. The Legend of King Arthur and Excalibur had long been considered nothing more than a fairy tale by most historians. But Camelot was once a real place and now the tales behind the legend will finally be revealed…and the truth of its history is much more a nightmare than a fairy tale.
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

REVENGE OF WONDERLAND #2
JUN182113
(W) Raven Gregory (CA) Sean Chen
As the Duchess continues to claim victims from the real world, Calie Liddle does her best to ignore the signs that something ominous may be drawing her back into a battle she long thought she and her daughter Violet had escaped. Meanwhile, Violet’s investigation into the missing children leads her to believe that the realm of madness has indeed returned and the nightmare that is the insanity of Wonderland is only beginning.
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

PARADISE COURT #2
JUN182117
(W) Joe Brusha (CA) Riveiro
People are going missing in Paradise Court and only Amy seems to think something sinister is behind their disappearances. No one else wants to believe that something evil is stalking their idealistic, gated community. But beneath the surface of this false paradise lurks a secret so dark that death will seem like a pleasant escape for those it comes to.
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99

JASMINE CROWN OF KINGS #4
JUN182120
(W) Howard Mackie (CA) Edgar Salazar
Secrets are revealed as Jasmine, Ali, and the remnants of the Forty Thieves must travel to the ruins of Machu Picchu and confront the secret powerful pursuer of the last piece of the Crown of Kings.
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

GRIMM FAIRY TALES, TALES OF TERROR VOL 4 #6
JUN182124
(CA) Harvey Tolibao
Phone Call From Beyond The Grave
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES ADULT COLORING BOOK BELLE
JUN182127
(W) Dave Franchini (A) Bong Dazo (CA) Igor Vitorino
Take your own artistic vision to a whole other level with the newest edition to the Grimm Fairy Tales coloring book line… BELLE!
Now with the power of your own imagination and love for coloring, you can bring to life the first chapters of the newest comic book hit series, BELLE THE BEAST HUNTER. Descended from a bloodline of beast hunters, Belle is on the biggest chase of her life. Inheriting her mother’s legacy, she will need to use all her survival skills to make it through this adventure alive.
Read the story while becoming a part of the creative journey, as you take on the task of coloring Comic Book Superstar Bong Dazo’s artwork!
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $12.99

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES ADULT COLORING BOOK THE LITTLE MERMAID
JUN182128
(W) Meredith Finch (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Mike Krome
Take your own artistic vision to a whole new level with the latest addition to the Grimm Fairy Tales coloring book line… THE LITTLE MERMAID!
Now with the power of your own imagination and love for coloring, you can bring to life the first chapters of the hit comic book series, THE LITTLE MERMAID. Erica has been born with a unique gift, something she discovered when she turned 16? Erica is a mermaid. With her gift comes a curse, as the human race doesn’t understand her but want to use her powers for their own ends. Will she be able to free herself and save a world that doesn’t fully accept her as one of their own?
Read the story while becoming a part of the creative journey, as you take on the task of coloring comic book superstar Miguel Mendonca’s artwork!
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $12.99

 

MAINSTREAM #5
JUN182129
(W) Michael Dolce, Talent Caldwell (A) Tony Moy (A/CA) Talent Caldwell
The climactic final issue! Devastated after last issue’s events, Nate is faced with a dire decision: Us or Them. Will he choose to save The Mainstream? Or will he save a reality where his birth mother is still alive?
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES WONDERLAND OMNIBUS TP
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(W) Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha, Raven Gregory (A) Daniel Leister
Travel down the rabbit hole with Zenescope Entertainment, the company that brought you Grimm Fairy Tales!
In this deluxe, oversized omnibus, experience the beginning of Zenescope’s most popular series: Wonderland! Alice Liddle is no longer the little girl you once knew. Years have passed since her trip down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, and she is now a grown woman with a husband and children. However, all is not right with Alice. When her daughter, Carroll Ann, is brought into the nightmarish realm of Wonderland, a whole new world of horrors opens for the Liddle family.
The adventures of Alice were only the beginning. You’ve never seen Wonderland quite like this!
Collects Return to Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Escape from Wonderland, and Tales from Wonderland Volumes 1-3.
In Shops: Jul 23, 2014
SRP: $69.99

 

RETURN TO WONDERLAND TP
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(W) Raven Gregory (A) Daniel Leister (CA) Talent Caldwell
The most epic Wonderland tale begins here. Years have passed since Alice took her trip down the rabbit hole. She is no longer the little girl you once knew. Alice is now a grown woman with a husband and kids, living the everyday life of a typical housewife. But everything is not what it seems. Alice’s mind has become detached from reality, leaving only an empty shell of her former self. Now her daughter, Calie, will follow in her mother’s footsteps to discover the truth behind madness that plagues her mother and the twisted world called Wonderland where the story of Alice was only the beginning. You’ve never seen Wonderland…quite like this. Collects the complete Return to Wonderland series!
In Shops: Jul 22, 2009
SRP: $19.99

 

BEYOND WONDERLAND TP
JUN101206
(W) Raven Gregory (A) Daniel Leister (CA) Joe Benitez
The graphic novel collection of the much anticipated sequel to the smash hit series Return to Wonderland is here. And this time around madness will reach well Beyond Wonderland!
In Shops: Aug 25, 2010
SRP: $17.99

 

 

ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND TP
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(W) Raven Gregory (A) Daniel Leister
The beginning of the end is here.
The final piece to the Wonderland trilogy brings the powerful story of Alice’s only daughter, Calie Liddle, full circle. Her infant daughter was taken from her arms and brought into the realm of madness.
Now Calie must re-enter the one place she has tried for so long to escape.
The moment of truth has arrived as the girl who became a woman now sets out to become a hero. The one person who can prevent pure insanity from escaping into this world must now find a way to defeat madness itself.
The final chapter of the most intense, riveting and addictive comic book series you have read in years has arrived and this time around there may be no escaping Wonderland.
In Shops: May 04, 2011
SRP: $17.99

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES WONDERLAND TP VOL 02
MAR131417
(W) Raven Gregory (A) Sheldon Goh (CA) Mike Krome
After defeating the malevolent spirit of her long dead brother and escaping the terror of a town possessed by the insanity of the Mad Hatter, Calie and her daughter Violet disappear into the city of Los Angeles hoping to evade Wonderland’s ever extending reach. But the duo is fast to learn that no matter where they run, or where they hide…wonderland will find them. From the writers and creators who brought you Zenescope’s original Wonderland trilogy comes the continuation of the adventure in a world of madness like you’ve never seen before. Don’t miss this epic trade paperback which collects the best-selling critically-acclaimed ongoing Wonderland series. Volume 2 collects issues 6-10 of the hit Wonderland series!
In Shops: May 08, 2013
SRP: $15.99

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES WONDERLAND TP VOL 03
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(W) Raven Gregory, Patrick Shand (A) Sheldon Goh, JG Miranda, Antonio Bifulco (CA) Mike Krome
Where do you go when there is nowhere left to run? Back to the beginning! Tired of fleeing from Wonderland, Calie and Violet begin to search for answers by delving into Charles Dodsgon’s past. But a mysterious force from Wonderland might have other, darker plans in mind for them.
In Shops: Dec 18, 2013
SRP: $15.99

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES WONDERLAND TP VOL 04
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(W) Raven Gregory (A) TBD (CA) Michael Dooney
Where do you go when there is nowhere left to run? Back to the beginning! Tired of fleeing from Wonderland, Calie and Violet begin to search for answers by delving into Charles Dodgson’s past. But a mysterious force from Wonderland might have other, darker plans in mind for them.
In Shops: Mar 12, 2014
SRP: $15.99

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES WONDERLAND TP VOL 05
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(W) Raven Gregory, Eric M Esquivel (A) JG Miranda, Manuel Preitano, David Culter (CA) Michael Dooney
As an Age of Darkness spreads across the realms, pushing the Queens of Wonderland into conflict, Calie must take a final stand. Journeying into Wonderland to save her daughter Violet, Calie assembles a team of warriors in effort to take control of Wonderland… for good.
WONDERLAND: VOLUME FIVE collects Wonderland #21 – 25.
In Shops: Jan 21, 2015
SRP: $15.99

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES WONDERLAND TP VOL 06
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(W) Erica J Heflin
Zenescope’s amazing re-telling of the wonderland mythology continues as Calie Liddle assumes the throne as the White Queen of Wonderland. Does Calie have the strength within her to purge madness from the Realm of Nightmares?
In Shops: Apr 15, 2015
SRP: $15.99

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES WONDERLAND TP VOL 07
APR151894
(W) Erica J Heflin (A) Manuel Preitano
Calie Liddle is the White Queen of Wonderland. As she struggles to set aside her hatred for the Realm that nearly destroyed her family, a young girl’s disappearance takes Calie on a path of selfdiscovery and puts her face-to-face with the Wonderland’s very own Dr. Frankenstein. While Calie fights to protect Wonderland’s people, her daughter Violet and her bodyguard Dark Cheshire must face their pasts and confront the madness clamoring for their souls!
In Shops: Jul 01, 2015
SRP: $15.99

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES WONDERLAND TP VOL 08
NOV151836
(W) Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Erica J Heflin
Zenescope’s haunting re-imagining of Wonderland continues!
Calie Liddle is the White Queen of Wonderland. As she struggles to set aside her hatred for the Realm that destroyed her family and yearns to take her daughter’s sanity, Calie must reign over a world where insanity is the norm and hope is all but gone.
As Calie fights to restore Wonderland as the Realm of Dreams, she learns firsthand that more danger looms behind every single stone she turns.
Collects Wonderland #0 FCBD edition and #37-41.
In Shops: Jan 27, 2016
SRP: $15.99

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES WONDERLAND TP VOL 09
MAR161947
(W) Erica J Heflin (A) Ferran Sellares (CA) Paolo Pantalena
Calie Liddle has lost everything. Wonderland has fallen to madness, her daughter is possessed by the Mad Hatter, and the Ace of Spades has crushed all of the hope her reign has fostered in the Realm of Dreams. However, when the evils of Wonderland begin to spill over into Earth, Calie finds new purpose in defending her world from the coming madness. A new chapter in the world of Wonderland begins! Collects Wonderland #42 – 46.
In Shops: Dec 28, 2016
SRP: $15.99


GRIMM FAIRY TALES WONDERLAND TP VOL 10
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(W) Erica J Heflin, Patrick Shand (A) JG Miranda, Ferran Sellares, Joel Ojeda, Giorgia Sposito, Francesca Follini (CA) Leonardo Paciarotti
The epic battle between the Liddle Family and Wonderland draws to a close. Erica J. Heflin’s twenty-five issue run reaches its climax as Calie and Liddle declare war on the Ace of Spades, and the Realm of Dreams erupts in a nightmarish conflict. Also included is a special epilogue issue written by long-time series editor, Pat Shand.
Travel down the rabbit hole with us this one last time…
Collects Wonderland #47 – 50 + Wonderland: Epilogue.
In Shops: Jan 11, 2017
SRP: $19.99

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The Girl Who Danced With Death – Millennium #1 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:09

The Girl Who Danced With Death – Millennium #1
Creator: Stieg Larsson
Writer: Sylvain Runberg
Artist: Belen Ortega
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Hard Case Crime
FC, 64pp, $5.99, On Sale August 15, 2018

Sequel to and based on the novel trilogy by Stieg Larsson, this brand-new series continues Titan’s best-selling Millennium graphic novel saga.

Lisbeth Salander returns in this gripping English translation of the French comics. This time around, we find Lisbeth preparing to hack a gigantic data centre and expose the Swedish secret service’s secret files. Unfortunately, nothing is simple, and Lisbeth once again finds herself in need of Mikael Blomkvist’s help when her friend Trinity is kidnapped. In a world of conspiracy and mistrust, their investigation soon leads them to the obscure group known only as ‘Sparta’…

Comes with two covers available:
Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello
Cover B: Belen Ortega

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Yellow Submarine US Theatrical Trailer

First Comics News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:00

THE BEATLES’ YELLOW SUBMARINE
IN THEATERS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA THIS JULY TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Restored 4K Theatrical Version With Remixed 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound

Once upon a time…or maybe twice…there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland…



NEW YORK / LONDON / LOS ANGELES – APRIL 03, 2018 – Abramorama announced today a deal with Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group (UMG) to theatrically release The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, across North America this July in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Abramorama, Apple Corps Ltd. and UMG have teamed to give Beatles fans of all ages the opportunity to come together and share in this visually stunning movie and soundtrack. Abramorama originally partnered with Apple Corps, Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures, StudioCanal and UMG’s Polygram Entertainment on the Ron Howard documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years. Abramorama has a proven track record in the music-driven film space, partnering numerous times with Neil Young, Pearl Jam and Green Day and now once again with Apple Corps Ltd.

Yellow Submarine was restored in 4K digital resolution by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc. The film’s songs and score were remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at UMG’s Abbey Road Studios by music mix engineer Peter Cobbin. Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up of the film’s restored photochemical elements. This was all done by hand, frame by frame.

Richard Abramowitz, CEO of Abramorama said, “We’re thrilled to have the privilege of bringing Yellow Submarine back to the big screen so that 3 generations of happy Beatles fans can enjoy the ground-breaking animation and classic tunes and that have long been part of our collective cultural DNA.”

Directed by George Dunning, and written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn and Erich Segal, Yellow Submarine began its voyage to the screen when Brodax, who had previously produced nearly 40 episodes of ABC’s animated Beatles TV series, approached The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein with a unique vision for a full-length animated feature.

Yellow Submarine, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “It’s All Too Much.” When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques.

Inspired by the generation’s new trends in art, the film resides with the dazzling Pop Art styles of Andy Warhol, Martin Sharp, Alan Aldridge and Peter Blake. With art direction and production design by Heinz Edelmann, Yellow Submarine is a classic of animated cinema, featuring the creative work of animation directors Robert Balser and Jack Stokes with a team of animators and technical artists.

Information on local screenings can be found here: http://www.yellowsubmarine.film/

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Twitch Launches Seven-Week Classic Doctor Who Special Viewing Event

First Comics News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:55

Over 500 classic episodes from the 1960s to the 1980s will air worldwide on Twitch from May 29 to July 23

SAN FRANCISCO – May 23, 2018 – Social video service Twitch today announced it is joining forces with BBC Studios for the first-ever digital broadcasting event of the Classic Doctor Who series. Over 500 episodes from 26 seasons dating from the show’s inception in 1963 until the 1980s will air worldwide over a seven-week period. Starting May 29, fans can tune in each week Monday to Friday at 11 am PDT to catch episodes on Twitch.tv/TwitchPresents.

Doctor Who is a British action adventure sci fi series produced by BBC Studios which follows the adventures of “The Doctor”, an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through time in a TARDIS, a spaceship shaped like a police telephone box. Accompanied by a number of friends, the Doctor combats a variety of foes, while working to save civilizations and help those in need. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to “regenerate” into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. This has led to 13 different incarnations of the Doctor appearing in the series.

Nick Coulter, Director of Digital Sales and Business Development at BBC Studios says: “We are constantly looking at ways to reach new audiences and make it easier for fans to engage with our most popular shows. Doctor Who, in particular, has a great tradition of pioneering new technologies, from early VHS all the way through to the new digital services of today. Twitch is another great example of this, as a brilliant service with over 15 million active daily users, we are thrilled to be able to offer them the chance to indulge in the Classic Doctor Who series and celebrate its amazing 54 year legacy of excitement and innovation.”

Leveraging the real-time shared viewer experience that has defined Twitch, Doctor Who is the latest entry in over a dozen TV shows that have aired on the service. To elevate the social experience in chat, viewers who Subscribe to the TwitchPresents channel will gain access to 14 exclusive emotes themed after each of the first seven doctors.

For Doctor Who fans in the US, UK, and Canada, Twitch is hosting a giveaway each week of the event, including a grand prize trip to London Comic Con in Fall 2018. For details on the giveaway, visit: https://watch.twitch.tv/DoctorWhoSweepstakes.

As part of the event, leading UK digital content creators The Yogscast are producing a series of shows that will introduce each Doctor. With a cast of Doctor Who screenwriters, experts, fans, and even a former companion, the Yogscast’s Turps and resident Doctor Who expert and High Roller’s player Matt Toffollo will be discussing why modern audiences should be watching Doctor Who. Each 20-minute episode will provide a brief summary of the stories that are about to be shown, including the actors, monsters, famous phrases or production gaffes to look out for. With first-hand knowledge from former companion Katy Manning (who played Jo Grant the Third Doctor Companion) and writers Bob Baker and Paul Cornell, the shows will give insight into the series alongside the humor and irreverence viewers expect from the Yogscast.

“Doctor Who and its clever take on sci-fi exemplifies the type of adjacent content to gaming that has resonated with the Twitch community,” said Jane Weedon, Director of Business Development at Twitch. “By presenting this iconic BBC show in a new interactive format, it is a fun new way to bridge several generations of Doctor Who fans, while building a new generation of them.”

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BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:50

Valiant is proud to present a special first look at BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12, the astonishing finale to one of the most seminal and groundbreaking series that Valiant has ever published! On August 8th, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (The Terrifics, Black Hammer) and incredible artist Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR, Justice) bring “THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS” to a startling, unprecedented denouement, as Ray Garrison grapples with the core of his being… and the being his legacy will one day birth in millennia to come!

Bloodshot has traveled from the depths of the Deadside to the far-flung future of 4002 A.D. to save his daughter’s life… and spare her the murderous inheritance of the nanites that flow through both their veins. Now, stranded at the crossroads of the 41st century with one last mission between them and freedom, the question will finally be answered: Was it all for naught?

Before BLOODSHOT SALVATION takes its final curtain call, jump on board to discover why fans and critics alike hail Jeff Lemire’s epic tale of violence, vengeance, and heartbreak as essential reading for Valiant’s most beloved antihero.

At long last, Eisner Award nominee Jeff Lemire‘s staggering Bloodshot saga reaches a monumental climax as superstar artist Doug Braithwaite helps close “THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS” story arc once and for all – featuring covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Renato Guedes (Wolverine), and comics legend MD Bright (QUANTUM AND WOODY)!

But first: Jump on board for the beginning of the end on June 13th, as BLOODSHOT SALVATION #10 propels its way forward into the future with a frightening new mission!

Two thousand years in the future – in the year 4002 A.D. – the man once known as Ray Garrison is no more… but the microscopic nanites inside him live on. Enter Bloodshot 4001 – a strange, gunslinging echo of Bloodshot’s mind, body, and soul that is now more machine than man. But when our century’s Bloodshot finds himself delivered to the dawn of the 41st century with one last mission to fulfill, two Valiant legends will finally come face to face… just as the secret revelation that binds them together across the ages will forever reshape Bloodshot’s place at the center of the Valiant Universe!

On June 13th, Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-nominated superhero story journeys through millennia for the ultimate meeting of man and machine at the crossroads of tomorrow and today! The final stunning chapter starts here as Bloodshot’s past, present, and future collide with superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite for “THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS” in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #10 – featuring covers by Kenneth Rocafort (Sideways), Renato Guedes (X-O MANOWAR), and Kim Jung Gi (Hit-Girl)!

Plus: Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a special announcement, revealing the next bloodsoaked phase of Ray Garrison’s odyssey through the Valiant Universe….

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #10 (NEW ARC! “THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS” – PART 1)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT (APR181859)
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES (APR181860)
Bloodshot Icon Variant by KIM JUNG GI (APR181861)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 13th (FOC – 5/21/18)

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #11
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT (MAY182096)
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES (MAY182097)
Bloodshot Icon Variant by WHILCE PORTACIO (MAY182098)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 11th (FOC – 6/18/18)

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES
Bloodshot Icon Variant by MD BRIGHT
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 8th (FOC – 7/16/18)


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12 – Cover A by Kenneth Rocafort


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12 – Cover B by Renato Guedes


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12 – Interior Art by Doug Braithwaite


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12 – Interior Art by Doug Braithwaite


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12 – Interior Art by Doug Braithwaite


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12 – Bloodshot Icon Variant by MD Bright

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Wednesday Comics: Underground Comics

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:00

While I was hoping to make an announcement about Underground Comics #1 being on sale this Wednesday, that is not to be. Instead, I'm announcing the not-quite-as-exciting news that he has been submitted for digital sale at Comixology and print-on-demand at IndyPlanet.

Here are some more images from the first issue:


Weird Revisited: The Muvian-American War (1898-1903)

Sorcerer's Skull - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:00
This post first appeared in Sepember of 2013.


In the wake of the Spanish-American War, the U.S. went to war with at least two of Spain's former colonial holdings. The most protracted was on the islands of Mu. There, American troops faced a foe they were totally unprepared for.

Though Mu appeared to a peaceful colony of Spain, in reality the power of it's Priest-Kings was only held in check by certain ancient ceramic seals in possession of the Spanish. When the Americans inadvertently broke these, the  Priest-Kings were free to unleash their power and reveal their true, inhuman nature. Not only were these reptilian humanoids adepts at amazing powers of the mind, but they were  heirs to ancient Agharta, but they were also in possession of machinery older than all of human civilization that could create monsters.

Of course, Mu hadn't had to wage a war since men were armed with bronze. The U.S. forces were able to hold on, if barely. It was only when the first of the clandestine draftees from the ranks of mentalists, spiritualists, and Theosophists arrived that the Americans began to turn the tide.


FASERIP Aberration

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:00
ABERRATION

STATISTICS
F                 RM   (30)
A                 IN  (50)
S                 UN  (100)
E                 UN   (100)
R                 PR (4)
I                   RM   (30)
P                  TY (6) 
Health: 280
Karma: 40

BACKGROUND
Real Name: None
Occupation: Troublemaker
Identity: Existence publicly none
Legal Status: None
Place of Birth: Zota's laboratory
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile
Group Affiliation: Masters of Menace

KNOWN POWERS
Invulnerability. Class 1000 resistance vs Heat, Cold, Electricity, Radiation, Toxins, and Disease.
True Invulnerability. Monstrous protection vs. Physical and Energy.
True Flight. Can travel at Shift-Z (500) speed within Atmosphere, CL1000 in space.
Hyper-Speed. Amazing rank.
Hyper Breath. Can exhale Monstrous strength winds at a 3 area range. Each area thereafter is at -1CS in intensity. May also emit Amazing intensity cold.
Environmental Independence. Can survive deep space, the deepest part of the oceans, or other hazardous environments (Except those which do environmental damage above Shift-X).
Enhanced Senses. Monstrous Hearing, Amazing Microscopic Vision, and Good Telescopic Vision.

Equipment:
Otherworld Talisman. As his belt buckle, the Aberration wears a magical artifact of Otherworld made of Class 1000 material. Should the belt be removed, his physical attributes drop by - 1CS, and he will loose his powers within an hour.

History: At the dawn of human history, the wizard Zota of Otherworld sought to overcome what he viewed as the inadequacies  of empowering mortals as champions. In his laboratory, he created an artificial being he hoped would be an eternal, perfect Champion, despite the Council of Otherworld having ordered an end to his research. Unfortunately, the materials Zota utilized proved insufficient to hold the power of the Champion’s talisman without deteriorating. He’s Champion was powerful, but physically, mentally, and morally defective.

Zota would have destroyed his failed experiment, but the being escaped before he could do so. It began calling itself “the Aberration”—the term it had heard Zota use to refer to it. The Aberration still sought to act as the Champion, but its flaws led it to actions that terrorized and endangered the people of Earth.

Zyrd was sent by the Wizard’s Council of Otherworld to deal with the matter. He could not destroy the Aberration, but he was ultimately able to imprison Zota and his creation in a bubble of unreality, ending the threat and erasing the Aberration from history.

Thousands of years later, unfortunately, Zota and the Aberration were inadvertently released back into the world. Zota was eventually apprehended and sent back to the Otherworld, but Aberration has remained free, occasionally challenging the Champion for the roll of Earth’s protector.

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