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BASILISK #9

BUFFY THE LAST VAMPIRE SLAYER TPB

MAGIC THE GATHERING (MTG) #16

MIGHTY MORPHIN #21

ONCE & FUTURE #27

POWER RANGERS VOL 4 TPB

 

DARK HORSE COMICS

AVATAR ADAPT OR DIE #3 (OF 6

CYBERPUNK 2077 BLACKOUT #2 (OF 4)

MIND MGMT BOOTLEG #1 (OF 4)

Story: Matt Kindt | Farel Dalrymple | $3.99

For more than 20 years, bestselling cartoonist Matt Kindt has been writing and illustrating creator-owned comics that balance action-packed storytelling with a highly personal creative vision, with titles like BRZRKR (with Keanu Reeves), Apache Delivery Service, BANG! Dept. H, Ether, Fear Case, MIND MGMT, Folklords, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy and Pistolwhip. Now the acclaimed cartoonist is collaborating with Dark Horse Comics, his longtime publisher, to launch Flux House, a new boutique imprint that will feature the writing (and sometimes) art of Kindt, with crime, science fiction and humor stories, all told and presented in startling and untraditional ways.

Upcoming Flux House publications will take many forms and formats, with each release having a distinct presentation including unique trim-sizes with two publications to be magazine-sized and special print features (like die-cut and fur) and a punch-card dust jacket that reveals a secret message . These publications are personally designed by Kindt to be both books and art objects.

Flux House will launch in July with MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG, a new 4-part mini-series by Kindt and artists Farel Dalrymple, Jill Thompson, David Rubín and Matt Lesniewski. The latest series in the conspiracy-laden and mind-twisting universe of MIND MGMT, MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG marks the first time the series has been illustrated by an artist other than Kindt. The all-new series will include variant covers by Jim Rugg, Marguerite Sauvage, Aron Wiesenfeld, and Laura Perez, and the polybagged variant versions of MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG will contain a subversive, collectible playing card.

“Flux House is inspired by Fluxus — an avant-garde art movement from the 1950s that was an extension of Surrealists and Dadaists,” said Kindt. “The Fluxus movement focused on the creative process and experimental art forms. Their trademarks include accessibility, absurdism and a sense of humor. If you’ve seen me burn or cut one of my books apart at a signing, you already have a sense of where I’m going with this. Flux House aims to embody all of these elements. It won’t be limited by traditional forms of books and print. And the story format will, as the name implies, always be in flux.”

As part of the Flux House agreement with Dark Horse, Kindt’s upcoming creator-owned works will all be published by the company. Flux House is the latest in Dark Horse’s growing line of prestige publishing imprints for creator-owned comics, joining Karen Berger’s Berger Books, Brian Michael Bendis’ Jinxworld, and Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash.

“Matt Kindt is a smart and innovative artist, who wants to push at the limitations of the comics medium,” said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics President and Founder. “Dark Horse first published his work in March 2010, when a Super Spy short story appeared on Dark Horse's Dark Horse Presents MySpace web comic. When Matt pitched me the idea of a pop-up imprint with books that would be unique, collectible artifacts, I didn't hesitate to say yes.”

“I promise you that MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG is not a prequel, a studio-driven sequel, or a corporate re-imagining of that comic you love,” said Kindt. “It remains weird, paranoid storytelling and it was the perfect title to launch Flux House with.”

In MIND MGMT, a covert government agency of psychic super-spies fell into oblivion after one of their top agents went rogue. What looked like the end was only the beginning as a former leader of MIND MGMT explores the darkest parts of the world and recruits a team of forgotten agents to rebuild the organization, bend reality and go to war with a competing agency. 

“Whether you’ve been following Kindt’s career or are new to his storytelling, Flux House will deliver compulsively readable stories full of adventure and intrigue, with some very, very strange twists,” said Dark Horse Comics Senior Editor Daniel Chabon.

Praise for Matt Kindt:

“Kindt breaks all preconceived notions of what comic books are.” — IGN

“Kindt is a storyteller so fully in control of his gifts that his graphic novels read like quietly compelling arguments for the comics medium’s narrative potential.” — NPR

“One of the most exciting and original talents in the business” — The Los Angeles Times

STRANGER THINGS: SUMMER SPECIAL ONE-SHOT

Story: Keith Champagne | Art: Caio Filipe | COver: Diego Galindo | $6.99

Written by Keith Champagne (Stranger Things: Science Camp, Green Lantern), illustrated by Caio Filipe, colored by Dan Jackson (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Hellboy: Weird Tales), and lettered by Nate Piekos (Black Hammer: Reborn, The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion), the Stranger Things Summer Special arrives just in time for the summer premiere of Stranger Things 4, and features covers by Diego Galindo and Heather Vaughn! Volume I of Stranger Things 4 premieres on Netflix May 27, 2022, followed by Volume II July 1, 2022.

Officers Powell and Callahan patrol the “mean” streets of Hawkins Indiana with the enthusiasm of two hefty dachshunds pretending to be bloodhounds. Typically, they don’t have to chase down more than the occasional petty theft and teenagers smoking reefer but lately the town has been getting weirder, and while they might not get to the bottom of it, they just might be lucky enough to survive it.

Praise for Stranger Things: Kamchatka:

“Right out of the gate, Kamchatka has poised itself as being a captivating corner of the franchise that could both be its own narrative while also making the events of the TV show all the more enriching.” —  Comicbook.com

“I'm invested enough in Kamchatka to go the full distance as it is a nice follow-on from the last mini-series…” — SciFiPulse

“Writer Michael Moreci does a great job creating an exciting story in which the reader quickly becomes invested. No, it’s not the Stranger Things we’re used to — or likely why we bought the book in the first place. But it sits within the greater universe and is no less compelling.” — Comicon.com

VERTICAL SEA HC

THE WARD #2

 

DC COMICS

ACTION COMICS #1044

BATMAN #125

Story: Chip Zdarsky | Art: Jorge Jimenez, Belen Ortega | Covers: Jorge Jimenez, Jim Lee, InHyuk Lee, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Simone di Meo, JOCK, Alex Garner, Chip Zdarsky | $5.99

Zdarsky, Jiménez, and Morey take The Dark Knight into uncharted waters this summer with their debut story arc, “Failsafe.”  Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy’s involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight’s nightmares are just beginning. Batman has a plan for everything, but can even he plan for the horror that is Failsafe?

And in the backup story, there’s chaos in Gotham as the underworld fights over one of its crown jewels … and Selina Kyle is caught in the middle. Can she stop the bloodshed and maybe even make a little money in the process?

BATMAN '89 #6 (OF 6)

BATMAN BEYOND: NEO-YEAR #4 (OF 6)

BATMAN IN DETECTIVE COMICS VOL 2: FEAR STATE

BATMAN: KILLING TIME #5 (OF 6)

BATMAN: URBAN LEGENDS VOL 2 TPB

BIRDS OF PREY: WHITEWATER TPB

BLACK ADAM: JUSTICE SOCIETY FILES — HAWKMAN #1 ONE-SHOT

Story: Cavan Scott, Bryan Q. Miller | Art: Scot Eaton, Marco Santucci, Norm Rapmund | Cover: Kaare Andrews | $5.99

Long ago, Hawkman was the leader of the Justice Society, but what is he now? Still a hero or another relic in a museum? Everything changes when he finds himself haunted by not only the past, but also the vengeful spirit of a wayward thief. Will this Gentleman Ghost be the death of Hawkman or will he deliver a warning from beyond the grave? The road to Black Adam begins here. Also in this issue: As a pivotal moment in the life of Teth-Adam and his son Hurut begins to unfold in ancient Kahndaq, modern-day Kahndaq meets a new hero — antiquities professor by day, cultural recovery specialist by night, Adrianna Tomaz. And unfortunately for Adrianna, she’s about to liberate a sacred totem from the wrong interested party — Intergang!

  • It occurs to me that the current Hawkman not only doesn't have any defense against bullets, but even in ancient Egypt, he didn't have any defense against arrows! His reincarnation power must work overtime.

CATWOMAN VOL 6: FEAR STATE TPB

DARK CRISIS #2 (OF 7)

DC POSTER PORTFOLIO JENNY FRISON TPB

DC VS. VAMPIRES #7 (OF 12)

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #3 OF 6)

THE JOKER #15 (OF 15)

JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY TPB

MONKEY PRINCE #6 (OF 12)

MULTIVERSITY: TEEN JUSTICE #2 (OF 6)

NUBIA: QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS #2 (OF 4)

POISON IVY #2

RWBY/JUSTICE LEAGUE TPB

SUICIDE SQUAD: BLAZE #3 (OF 3)

SUICIDE SQUAD: GET JOKER HC

 

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

BOYS VOL 3 OVERSIZE OMNIBUS HC

DIE!NAMITE NEVER DIES #5

GAIL SIMONE RED SONJA #1 FACIMILE EDITION

PROJECT SUPERPOWERS: FRACTURED STATES #4

RED SONJA: THE PRICE OF BLOOD TPB

RED SONJA RED SITHA #3

SAVAGE TALES ONE-SHOT

Story: Scott Brian Wilson & David Avallone | Art: Al Barrionuevo, Mariano Benitez Chapo, Will Rio, Hamish Cook | Covers: Arthur Suydam, Liam Sharp, Rafael Kayanan | Teen+ | 40 pages | $4.99

Savage Tales is back! This all-new one-shot features four tales of brutality, thrills and spills and includes the Dynamite debut of two up-and-coming artists from the renowned Kubert School!

  • Red Sonja in "The Executioner's Sword," by writer Scott Brian Wilson and artist Al Barrionuevo: Magic mixed with swordcraft makes for horrific unintended consequences as Red Sonja must defeat an insatiable hunger!
  • Vampirella in "Horrible People Doing Horrible Things To Horrible People," by writer Scott Brian Wilson and Kubert School artist Mariano Benitez Chapo: Harkening back to the spirit of the Warren Magazine era, Vampirella serves out a lesson in morality as only she can!
  • Allan Quatermain in "Missionaries of Madness," by David Avallone and Will Rio: The legendary hunter stalks the Cthulhu Cult! Can one man with a rifle stand against the coming of the Great Old Ones?
  • Captain Gullivar Jones in "His War," by David Avallone and Kubert School artist Hamish Cook: Years after his adventure on Mars, the fabled swashbuckler finds a new and darker war to fight...one that might just lead him back to his own redemption.

The Kubert School offers students a high quality and challenging education in Cartooning and Graphic Art. They are committed to investing the time in preparing their students for the rewarding and exciting careers and opportunities ahead of them.

I'm really curious how this magazine came to be.

I get Red Sonja and Vampirella; the former's rights have long been divorced from the Conan rights and she now stands alone (at Dynamite), and the Vampirella rights have been with Dynamite since 2010. They've both made oodles of dough for Dynamite, so sure, find another venue for them. But:

  • Savage Tales was a Marvel magazine, so how is Dynamite using that title?
  • Why Allan Quatermain? He starred in a series of novels and short stories by H. Rider Haggard, including Allan and She and King Solomon's Mines, but I am far more familiar with the character on screen, where I've seen him in various King Solomon's Mines productions, and in comics, from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I guess he's in public domain by now — he first appeared in the 1885 — but what induced Dynamite to pick him up? He's hardly a headliner, and let's face it, Dynamite's strong suit is sexy women.
  • Gullivar Jones is an even stranger choice. He was a Navy man who went to Mars on a magic carpet and fell in love with a Martian princess. Which sounds familiar -- only Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation preceded Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars by 12 years! He's probably in public domain (first appearance: 1905), but he wasn't nearly as heroic as Carter and didn't sell as well. Why would Dynamite indulge in this lightweight version of John Carter when they've got the real thing?

VAMPIRELLA DARK POWERS TPB

 

IDW PUBLISHING

TMNT: THE LAST RONIN HC

 

IMAGE COMICS

CLOSET #2

THE CREEP TPB

FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE #22

Story: Robert Kirkman | Art: Chris Samnee | Colors: Matthew Wilson | Letters: Rus Wooton | Covers: Chris Samnee & Matthew Wilson, David Finch & Dave Mccaig, Kim Jacinto, Kim Jung Gi & Pyeongjun Park

Owen’s search for his old masters continues, but not every reunion is a happy one.  As part of Owen Johnson’s ongoing quest, Fire Power #22 will feature the first appearances of significant new characters.

KILLADELPHIA #23

LITTLE MONSTERS #5

METAL SOCIETY #3

PARIS HC

Story: Andi Watson | Art/Cover: Simon Gane  | $24.99

Author Andi Watson (The Book Tour, Kerry and the Knight of the Forest, the forthcoming Punycorn) and Eisner Award nominated artist Simon Gane (Ghost Tree, They’re Not Like Us) present a new expanded edition of the original graphic novel, Paris. This beautiful, atmospheric story will feature new artwork and land on shelves this May from Image Comics.

"I can't wait to share this fairy tale romance with readers," said Watson. "Working with Simon was a career highlight for me and the collaboration was a dream come true. He didn't just knock this one out of the park, he hit it over the top of the Louvre, The Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower."

Paris follows Juliet, a penniless American art student, who travels to the City of Light to study painting. To pay her way, she paints portraits of wealthy debutantes. One of her subjects is Deborah, a young English woman suffocated by the narrow expectations of her aristocratic family. Juliet is equally confined by the rigid academic structure of her art education and finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Deborah. Juliet and Deborah’s love for art brings them together, even as their friends and family try to drive them apart.

Gane added: "Paris has always been close to my heart. Thank you Andi and Image for giving me the opportunity to revisit it. I hope the new artwork shows I had a ball. Again!"

PRODIGY ICARUS SOCIETY #1

Story: Mark Millar | Art/Cover: Matteo Buffagni | $3.99

MINISERIES PREMIERE

THE MAGIC ORDER and KING OF SPIES writer MARK MILLAR launches a brand-new five-issue series starring EDISON CRANE, his favorite creation-and this time he's brought along amazing Star Wars artist MATTEO BUFFAGNI to blow you all away.

Edison Crane is the world's smartest man, but what happens when he's targeted by an entire CLUB of geniuses who also fly too close to the sun? Meet THE ICARUS SOCIETY.

SAGA #60

SPAWN #331

STARHENGE DRAGON & BOAR #1

Story/Art: Liam Sharp | Covers: Liam Sharp, Chris Weston, Ben Templesmith, Christian Ward, Ryan Brown, Matylda McCormack-Sharp, Mike Perkins | 30 pages | $3.99

Revered creator Liam Sharp cuts loose in the upcoming visually stunning masterpiece titled, Starhenge, Book One: The Dragon & the Boar. This six issue fantasy/sci-fi series will launch from Image Comics in July.

"I've wanted to do my own Image comic for 30 years. I've wanted to do a Merlin comic for even longer than that!" said Sharp. "This is a culmination of so many dreams and ambitions of mine finally being realized, and that makes it the most exciting and personal comic project I have ever done. I can't wait to see it on the shelves!"

In Starhenge, a future Merlin travels to 5th century Britain to prevent monstrous time-traveling killer robots from robbing the universe of magic, and Amber Weaver’s lively present-day narrative reveals how she becomes drawn into a war across time.

The Terminator meets The Green Knight in this sprawling 30-page first chapter inspired by the Arthurian legend and infused with sci-fi action.

Advance praise for Starhenge:

“A star-spanning saga of ancient magic and deep science, vividly told by a modern master of the comics medium.” — Dave Gibbons

“One of the great artists of our time at the top of his game. Absolutely epic.” — Tom King

“The kind of ‘epic’ you crave — both noun and adjective. And even that doesn’t quite capture Liam Sharp’s astonishing scope and vision. There’s magic in these pages.”  — Kelly Sue DeConnick

“Jaw-dropping and epic and massive and totally a Liam Sharp book, but not any kind of Liam Sharp we’ve ever seen before or maybe even expected? Liam is breaking out all kinds of moves and modes that people who know him — from, like, Green Lantern or whatever — will never see coming. This is a gorgeous and incredible and MASSIVE swing for the stars that declares his ambitions have taken him to some exciting and undiscovered territories. … Bravo, congrats, cheers, and exhale — this is glorious.” — Matt Fraction

THAT TEXAS BLOOD #15

TIME BEFORE TIME #14

TWIG #3

WALKING DEAD DLX #42

 

MARVEL COMICS

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION GREAT POWER TPB NEW PTG

AVENGERS FOREVER #7

BLACK PANTHER #7

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #2

CARNAGE #4

GHOST RIDER #4

JANE FOSTER MIGHTY THOR #2

KING CONAN #6

LEGION OF X #3

SABRETOOTH #5

STAR WARS HALCYON LEGACY #4

STRANGE ACADEMY #18

Story: Skottie Young | Art/Cover: Humberto Ramos | Variant: Ryan Stegman | $3.99

In 2020, Marvel Comics welcomed fans new and old to STRANGE ACADEMY, an enchanting series by writer Skottie Young and artist Humberto Ramos. Set at Doctor Strange’s school for the mystic arts, the series saw some of Marvel’s most powerful sorcerers unite to teach the next generation of magic users. Over the course of 18 spellbinding issues, fans have fallen in love with bright new stars like Emily Bright, Doyle Dormammu and Zoe Laveau, and saw just how bright the future of magic in the Marvel Universe is! The hit sensation will end its first chapter in April’s STRANGE ACADEMY #18 but there’s plenty of more STRANGE ACADEMY adventures still ahead…

“This book is so close to my heart. We created so many brand new characters and brought each one to life in such a unique way,” Young said. “Working alongside my brother Humberto over these last 18 issues has been such a special thing to me. I’m just glad we have more Strange Academy stories to tell and can’t wait to get them in your hands!”

“Platitudes get thrown around a lot in these pages, but if you’ve been reading STRANGE ACADEMY, you know we don’t mess around. So listen up,” Senior Editor Nick Lowe says. “Seriously, you do not want to miss this issue that is going to destroy you emotionally and destroy the school beyond recognition.”

WHAT IF MILES MORALES #5

X-CELLENT #5

 

BOOKS

EERIE PUBLICATIONS COMPLETE COVERS: WHOLE BLOODY MESS HC

FIRE & BLOOD: 300 YEARS BEFORE A GAME OF THRONES SC

VERISSIMUS: THE STOIC PHILOSOPHY OF MARCUS AURELIUS GN

  • I read Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, and was surprised to discover that it was basically Poor Richard's Almanac, only a lot more wordy.

 

MORE COMICS

ABSOLUTION #1

Story: Peter Milligan | Art/Cover: Mike Deodato | AWA | $3.99

Nina Ryan was a hired killer who brought nothing but pain and suffering to the world. Now, she has a month to prove that she can change. A month to make up for her crimes and find absolution, or the bombs that have been implanted in her head will explode, killing her instantly. As her journey of atonement is live-streamed to a fickle public, Nina is about to discover that the road to redemption might be splattered with blood.

ASTRONAUT DOWN #2

ASTERIX OMNIBUS VOL 7 PAPERCUTZ EDITION GN

BALLAD OF GORDON BARLEYCORN #1

Story: Colin McHugh, Duncan Sligh | Art/Cover: Colin McHugh | Black Caravan | $4.99

Gordon and his manager Giuseppe are hunted down by a religious debt collector who's come to make him pay for his past. Now Gordon needs to make some quick cash in this groovy adventure that's all about Sex, Drugs, and Musical Puppet Theater, baby!

  • I've felt sorry for John Barleycorn ever since Traffic told me he must die. This must be a relative.

BEHEMOTH #1

Story: Chris Kipiniak | Art/Cover: J. K. Woodward | Black Caravan | $4.99

Theresa is horrified to wake up and find she's turning into a monster. She learns she's not the only one when the government throws her into a detention camp with others going through the same transformation. Surrounded by beasts, Theresa tries to hold on to her humanity by training to become a government weapon as part of Project: Behemoth.

  • At least she didn't wake up to discover she was a gigantic cockroach. But then, that's been done.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #305

BEYOND THE BEYOND #2 (OF 4)

BLIND ALLEY #3 (OF 5)

BROKEN SOULS BALLAD #2

CHARLEY & HUMPHREY #2

CITIES OF MAGICK #2

DARK BEACH #4 (OF 6)

DEADBOX #3

DISTORTED #5

DOCTOR WHO ORIGINS #2 (OF 4)

HEAVY METAL DRUMMER #6 (OF 6)

KNIGHTS OF THE FIFTH DIMENSION #1 (OF 4)

Story: Casey Van Heel | Art/Cover: Walter Flanagan | Blue Juice Comics | $3.99

William "The Wizard" Gardener is a reclusive comic book creator and artist who has been the sole voice of the legendary Psychedelic Knights of the 5th Dimension for decades. But William grows old and tired, and his once-revered comic book series is now relegated to flea markets and bargain bins across the world. Years ago, William enlisted the help of up-and-coming writer/artist Kurt "The Great One" Gideon to carry on the Knights legacy, but after a short and successful run, a disillusioned Kurt turned to fame and drugs, becoming an industry pariah. After years of silence, William needs Kurt's help again...but it's not with inking or coloring. Will Kurt continue William's legacy and join the long line of dreamers and artists who have kept Vanta Black from seeping into our dimension for generations?

  • If I was the Jack Kirby estate, I'd sue.

MEGA CENTURIONS #1 (OF 5)

Story: Jon Parrish | Art: Dexter Wee | Colors: Kote Carvajal | Letters: Cristian Docolomansky | Editor: Steven Forbes | Scout | $4.99

They saved the world. Now they struggle to pay rent.

As the Mega Centurions, Cassidy, Reggie and Thad saved the world from an alien invasion led by Prince Venkor. Unfortunately, things went downhill after that. They lost their powers and were unable to prove they were the Mega Centurions. Now, they work stressful jobs in the big city and struggle to pay the rent. Things change once they meet the Grey Knight, an interstellar mercenary and former henchman for the prince. Grey warns of a second invasion and asks for their help in protecting the Earth. Can she be trusted and can they be heroes without powers?

“This story was originally born from a joke about how the Power Rangers were able to do well in school when they were always teleporting off to fight Rita before morphing into something a little more grounded. This book has been years in the making and I’m excited for people to finally be able to see it in full after so long. We’re pleased to be working with Scout and hope that people enjoy it.” — Jon Parrish

“I just want to say that I have been a fan of super sentai since I was a kid in the eighties as well as the mecha genre and it's a dream come true to finally draw our own version of it. It's been a joy working on this book. And I hope the readers will like it.” — Dexter Wee

MEZO: BATTLE AT COBAN ROCK #3 (OF 5)

NOMADD CITY OF EMPTY TOWERS #1 (OF 6)

Story: Andrew Kafoury | Art/Cover: Aaron McConnell, Lee Moyer | Battle Quest Comics | $4.99

A strange ship falls from the night sky and Tyon, Goddess of the moon, sends No'madd to confront her enemies - mysterious beings from the stars. Who are these ravagers? What do they want? And how can No'madd hope to defeat them alone?

NOT OF THIS WORLD #1

Story: Dan Agatino | Art: Sean Russell | Cover: Wolfgang Schwandt | Blood Moon Comics LLC | $3.99

A lunar expedition reveals a bewildering discovery. Inscrutably, the grave of a medieval monk has been found hidden on the moon! The mystery of this find unravels to reveal the thrilling adventure of an extraterrestrial visitor who crashed on Earth during a time of religious wars and feudal obligations.

  • Somebody's read too many '90s Marvels!

PROMETHEE 1313 #1

Story: Andy Diggle | Art: Shawn Martinbrough | Cover: Jock | Ablaze | $3.99

Andy Diggle (The Losers, Thief of Thieves, Hellblazer, Uncanny), Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves, Batman: Detective Comics, The Black Panther, Hellboy), Dave Stewart (Hellboy, DC: The New Frontier, The Umbrella Academy), and Jock (Batman, The Losers) bring you a psychological sci-fi horror comic full of alien conspiracy...

What if you knew the world was about to end? What would you be willing to do to save the people you love?

Darla Clemenceau has been plagued by apocalyptic visions ever since she was abducted by a UFO as a child. Now, she's ready to put it all behind her and move on with her life. But what if it's all true? A dangerous cult militia is prepping for the end of the world, and they see Darla as the key to their survival...

Meanwhile, something alien is awakening on the dark side of the Moon, and the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis have a rendezvous with destiny...

A prequel to Promethee - Christophe Bec's best-selling, mind-bending graphic novel series, Promethee 13:13 tells the thrilling fast-paced space drama leading up to the moments of September 21, 2019 at 13:13.

SHADOW SERVICE #13

SPEED REPUBLIC #5

THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH PATRICK TODD #1

Story: Ed Brisson | Art/Cover: Gavin Guidry | Aftershock Comics | $4.99

Fifteen-year-old Patrick Todd lives on the run, hiding out in seedy motels, living out of his backpack and making sure that his mom - recently struck down by a mysterious illness of the mind - is well cared for. But doctors cost money. A lot of money.  And, so, Patrick turns to a life of crime. Using the telepathic abilities he's been hiding all his life, he forces the worst of the worst to rob banks, taking the money before making them turn themselves in to the police.

But someone has taken notice of Patrick's schemes. A reckoning is coming. Will the police find Patrick in time to save him, or will he become yet another victim of the killer called Zeus?

Written by Ed Brisson (BEYOND THE BREACH, Uncanny X-Men, Old Man Logan) and illustrated by Gavin Guidry (Captain America: The Ghost Army, Going to The Chapel), THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH PATRICK TODD weaves a web of intrigue, deceit and hot pursuit as danger closes in from all directions.

THE TIGER’S TONGUE #1

Story: Olivia Stephens | Art: Diansakhu Banton-Perry | Cover: Odera Igbokwe | Mad Cave Studios | $3.99

HEED THE TIGER'S TONGUE, AND YOU WILL NOT BE LED ASTRAY

Under the militant rule of The Tiger's People, empowered by their animal familiars, the Claw is on the brink of war. At the precipice of adulthood, twin princesses Kelindi and Aridani hold the future of the Claw in their hands. Kelindi would sue for peace with The River's People, those who were subjugated "to bring order," while Aridani has never aspired to rule. But an ancient prophecy is revealed that'll force fate's hand for the sisters...

VAMPIRES HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ONE-SHOT

Story: Steve Banes | Art: Lou Cameron, Dick Beck, George Klein Covers: SKINNER | Asylum Press | $3.99

Now available in a Sketch Cover!

Sink your teeth into this horrifically haunted vampiric one-shot special It's sure to drain the ever-livin' life out of you-or at least drive you batty! Editor/host Mr. Karswell returns in November with yet another creepy, creaking castle literally swarming with vicious pre-code vampires! VAMPIRES! Featuring rarely seen blood-sucker classics from the gory Golden Age of comics, highlighting the spine-chilling art of Lou Cameron, Dick Beck, George Klein, and more! Featuring the classic tales: "Vampire's Bite," "One Door from Disaster," and "Vampire Castle." Featuring vintage comic book ads and commentary by host Mr. Karswell.

"I'm very excited to offer this Skinner cover to comic shops. We did a variant SKINNER cover to VAMPIRES #1 for the Kickstarter that was limited to 200 copies, " explains publisher Frank Forte," we wanted to offer the image to comic shops so we did a variant color version with a different back cover (by me) so the Kickstarter version would still be a different version."

"Sketch covers are also popular, so we wanted to offer fans a chance to get their favorite horror artist to do a pre-code horror sketch on the cover of vampires #1, " Frank Forte continues, "what could be better than original pre-code vampire horror??"

  • Given the size of my PS Artbooks collection, I imagine I've read all these stories already.

WILDER #5 (OF 5)

 

MORE COLLECTIONS/OGNs

ALMOST AMERICAN TPB

ALTERNATE PATHS VOL 1: RAVEN HEX SWORDMAIDEN GN

Story/Art: Jim Balent | Broadsword Comics | Mature | $31.99

On this Halloween night, Salem, Massachusetts is the first to feel Raven Hex's wrath as she leaves a trail of Blood from the World of Man to the World of Faeries. No Man, Fae, Dragon or Witch is safe from the vengeful blade of this Swordmaiden to the Dark Goddess! Alternate Path: Raven Hex: The Swordmaiden #1 is a tale of what if the Dark Goddess chose the Shadow Path Witch, Raven Hex, a Witch filled with anger towards the world of Mankind and the Realm beyond the Mist, to be her Swordmaiden, not Tarot, a more Balanced Path Witch. To set this apart from our other variants, we're created it like a giant trading card! On the front is Jim's betwitching art and on the back a little history of the cover. Edition comes bagged and signed.

  • I didn't care for Balent's boob-focused art on Catwoman, but it appears he's found his niche.

BATTLECATS VOL 3: HERO OF LEGEND TPB

CITY CRIME COMICS GN

Story/Art: Teddy Goldenberg | Floating World Comics | $15.00

City Crime Comics is Teddy Goldenberg's funny and nightmarish, 1950s Golden Age noir and romance style stories. The 21 stories take place in a strange city where people randomly disappear and reappear, become lost or confused, or turn into signs or statues.

  • Golden Age doesn't mean "bad art."

DISCIPLES HC

Story: David Kirke, Nicholas McCarthy | Art: Benjamin Marra | Fantagraphics | $24.99

Marin County, 1978. In this graphic novel, teens Clara and Wendy get high one night alone at home. Before the night ends, they've disappeared — until five months later, when Clara is found, disheveled, but alive, in Death Valley National Park.

From Clara's mysterious reappearance in Death Valley, Disciples cuts to the present day, where stories of "The California Cult" and its enigmatic — and never caught — leader, Billy Joe, are as much a part of the popular culture as the Manson Family. Clara, the lone survivor of the cult, has adopted a new identity to protect her and her daughter, Wren. And she mostly does, until one night when the past and present horrifically collide.

Disciples is a seamless collaboration between cartoonist Ben Marra and filmmakers David Birke and Nicholas McCarthy. Birke and McCarthy's script celebrates and reinvents a cult film ethos. It combines the best of 1970s era eerie-thriller-terror movies in a fresh and revelatory way, similar to how Marra has continued/reinvented the work of Abel Ferrara and George Cosmatos in graphic novels like Night Business.

UNREPENTANT ARTIST: THE PAINTINGS OF JONAH KINIGSTEIN HC

Story/Art: Jonah Kinigstein | Fantagraphics | 88 pages | $75.00

The most comprehensive collection of paintings by the noted 99 year old satirical cartoonist and painter Jonah Kinigstein, Unrepentant Artist features over a hundred paintings that "discover the most repulsive absurdities and abnormalities in the world as a whole - in human existence as such" (from Barry Schwabsky's introduction). Unrepentant Artist presents Kinigstein's portrait and landscape paintings in a unique double-spined vertical/horizontal hardcover. An unparalleled book in a brilliantly, ingeniously designed format.

JOHN CARPENTER’S TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION CIVILIANS TPB

LAST SESSION VOL 1: ROLL FOR INITIATIVE TPB

Story: Jasmine Walls | Art/Cover: Dozerdraws | Mad Cave Studios | $17.99

Jay, Lana, Drew, Walter, and Shen began playing Dice & Deathtraps in high school. Now dealing with college and all the twists and turns of their lives, their weekly game has been a wonderful constant. But, as college graduation looms and it feels like their lives are all moving down very different paths, Lana's thrilled to finally finally complete the party's unfinished original campaign. But when Jay's partner Cassandra joins the game, Lana refuses to let her play.

LORE OLYMPUS VOL 2 GN

RALPH AZHAM VOL 1: BLACK ARE THE STARS GN

Story/Art: Lewis Trondheim | Super Genius | $14.99

From the award-winning mind of cartoonist Lewis Trondheim comes the expansive and rich anthropomorphic  medieval world of Ralph Azham. After failing the test of the Chosen One as a young duck, Ralph had a tough time growing up as the village pariah, often getting into trouble due to an innate extra sense that's rather unbelievable, embarrassing, and unfortunate. That was only compounded by the constant visit of spirits that only he, Ralph, could see. Cut to today, his village is threatened by a vicious Horde, an apocalyptic flood may take the life of Ralph's only supporter, his father, and the Wise Men's Counsel are out for Ralph's hide after rumors he had seduced one of their daughters. Ultimately Ralph must leave the village and unlock the secrets of his childhood as he journeys to the Kingdom of Astolia, but not before he takes a young ward, Raoul, who bears an uncanny similarity to Ralph. It's a sprawling story of fathers and their sons, magic, mysticism, with plenty of action, adventure, and signature Trondheim madcap humor.

SCHOOL BITES DELUXE VOL 2: ART PRINT EDITION

Story/Art: Holly Golightly | Broadsword Comics | $19.99

Cherri's first day of classes at the Shadow Academy, are filled with blood, yummy desserts, and perhaps romance! But will the mysterious Dante Tempt her away from school and her newfound friends?! A cross between Harry Potter and Anne Rice, with  John Hughes' coming of age humor! This original, full-color, manga-sized graphic novel is fun for lovers of goth, manga, and all things cute! This signed edition, either cover A or cover B, comes bagged with a mini limited art print of a 2022 reimagined Fujiko, the Vampire Cat-Girl.

SWORD ART ONLINE PROJECT ALICIZATION VOL 5 GN

TEA DRAGON SOCIETY BOX SET HC

VERSE BOOK 2: SECOND GATE GN

WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE TPB

WITCH PART IX 100 WITCH VOL 4 GN

YOUNG MEN IN LOVE GN

Editors: Joe Glass, Matt Miner | Story: David M. Booher, Anthony Oliveira, Charles Pulliam-Moore, Terry Blas | Art: Sina Grace, Chris Shehan, Nick Robles, Ian McGinty | Cover: Kevin Wada | A Wave Blue World | 200 pages | General Adult (Teen Appropriate) | $19.99

Haphazard pirates, wayward ghosts, dashing knights, rampaging kaiju (and down-to-earth regular joes!) are all assembled here to amaze and delight you in a wildly unique anthology celebrating love between men, from an astounding array of comics creators who know exactly how it feels. Young Men in Love is a heartwarming, uplifting and vibrant return to the glory days of romance comics!

The book, edited by Joe Glass and Matt Miner, is a wildly imaginative collection of teen-appropriate gay male romance comics with a gorgeous Kevin Wada cover and some great talent inside including Sina Grace, Ned Barnett, Ian McGinty, Anthony Oliveira, and many more. And it covers a wide spectrum of storytelling! The YMiL team included everything they could muster whether it's pirate treasure, fairy tale magic, tokusatsu action, a zombie apocalypse, or a quiet meet-cute at a comic book store.

YOUNG MEN IN LOVE hearkens back to the days when romance comics topped the sales charts and it enlivens romance novel collections with a fun genre mix, all while joyfully celebrating Pride with its unambiguous focus on cis- and trans men in love by creators who know exactly how it feels.

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ELUSIVE SAMURAI VOL 1 GN

Story/Art: Yusei Matsui | VIZ | Teen | $9.99

In medieval Japan, eight-year-old Hojo Tokiyuki is the heir to the Kamakura shogunate. But the Hojo clan is in decline, and Tokiyuki's peaceful days of playing hide-and-seek with his teachers come to an abrupt end when his clan is betrayed from within. Now the lone survivor of his family and a fugitive, Tokiyuki is the rightful heir to the throne, but to take it back, he'll have to do what he does best — run away!

EMINENCE IN SHADOW VOL 4 GN

FIRE FORCE VOL 27 GN

FIRE IN HIS FINGERTIPS FIREMAN SMOLDERING GAZE VOL 4 GN

GIRL SAVED ON TRAIN TURNED OUT CHILDHOOD FRIEND VOL 1 GN

Atory: Kennoji | Art: You Midorikawa | Yen Press | $13.00

When high-schooler Ryou Takamori steps in to save a girl on a crowded train, he never expected her to be his childhood friend Hina Fushimi. Though the two of them sit next to each other in class, they haven't spoken since middle school —but this heroic act might give Hina the push she needed to shorten the distance between them!

GO FOR IT AGAIN NAKAMURA GN

Story/Art: Syundei | Seven Seas | Mature | $13.99

It was love at first sight when Nakamura met his classmate, Hirose. The two became friends after the shy and awkward Nakamura finally worked up the nerve to speak to him, but being so buddy-buddy with your crush is a whole new kind of torture! Can he keep it together and not scare Hirose off?

GREAT JAHY WILL NOT BE DEFEATED VOL 3 GN

GUNGURED X SISTERS VOL 2 GN

HELLO MELANCHOLIC VOL 2 GN

KUBO WON’T LET ME BE INVISIBLE VOL 2 GN

MAGIC ARTISAN DAHLIA WILTS NO MORE VOL 2 GN

MOST NOTORIOUS TALKER RUNS WORLDS GREATEST CLAN VOL 2 GN

MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 31 GN

MY LOVE MIX UP VOL 4 GN

NON NON BIYORI VOL 16 GN

NORAGAMI STRAY GOD VOL 24 GN

PENGUINDRUM VOL 5 GN

SAKUNA OF RICE AND RUIN ARTWORKS SC

Pie International | $39.99

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a Japanese-style action role-playing simulation video game (RPG) in which the main character becomes stronger by growing fine rice. The beautiful scenery of ancient Japan, the exhilarating action of battling demons, and the wonderfully authentic rice cultivation have created a huge buzz not only in Japan but also around the world. This book contains the production storyboards and artworks, featuring not only the designs of the characters that appear in the game but also the design of small gadgets, weapons, and food, along with the background art that is essential to creating the beautiful Japanese world of the game.

  • MMMmmm pie.

SAVIORS BOOK CAFE STORY IN ANOTHER WORLD VOL 3 GN

SEMELPAROUS VOL 3 GN

  • Ahhhh! I  was minding my own business, downloading covers, when THIS happened. Too pink! Too pink!

SEVEN DEADLY SINS FOUR KNIGHTS OF APOCALYPSE VOL 4 GN

SLASHER MAIDENS VOL 5 GN

STUDIO APT GOOD LIGHTING ANGEL INCLUDED VOL 1 GN

Story/Art: Matoba | Yen Press | Mature | $13.00

Tarou Tokumitsu is a high schooler living all alone, when he encounters a pure and kind girl named Towa on his balcony. But who is she, really ...? Matoba, author of As Miss Beelzebub Likes, brings you the latest cute and innocent romantic comedy!

SUPER HXEROS VOL 8 GN

SUPERWOMEN IN LOVE VOL 4 GN

TIME STOP HERO VOL 5 GN

VAL X LOVE VOL 12 GN

VAMPIRE KNIGHT MEMORIES VOL 7 GN

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