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Preview: Protectors, Inc. #10

Protectors, Inc. #10

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: Gordon Purcell
Art By: Mike Atiyeh
Cover By: Ben Templesmith
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: ICSEP140740
Published: November 19, 2014

In the finale to this first arc, Riley learns a tragic secret about the Angel and finds himself in the crosshairs of a battle royale between The Patriot and the man responsible for a series of brutal murders, who is as powerful as any of the Protectors…maybe more so. The ending will forever change the world of the Protectors…and not in a “we’ll reset this later” way.

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Preview: Dream Police #5

Dream Police #5

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: Sid Kotian
Art By: Bill Farmer
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUN140547
Published: November 12, 2014

Who exactly are the Dream Police? Where do they come from? How are prospective officers chosen? Those seem like fairly straightforward questions…except that they are cover for a secret that goes back to the beginnings of civilization, a secret that must be protected at all costs, especially from the inquiries of Lieutenant Detective Joe Thursday. Joe has always been a loyal member of the Dream Police…but when his instincts as a cop tell him that the people he’s working for are aligning against him, how far will he go to find the truth about them?

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Preview: Ten Grand #11

Ten Grand #11

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: C.P. Smith
Cover By: C.P. Smith
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR140609
Published: November 5, 2014

What began with a simple assignment has turned into a war for the very throne of Heaven itself, with Joe Fitzgerald caught between two massive armies of Light and Dark. It all comes down to one decision, one moment, and based on what he decides the universe itself may come apart at the seams. Will Joe go all the way for love? Or will he save the world but lose his soul?

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Preview: Twilight Zone #9

Twilight Zone #9

J. Michael Straczynski (w)
Guiu Vilanova (a)
Francesco Francavilla (c)
FC • 34 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Ben Chambers is a private investigator at the end of his career, an arc best viewed through the bottom of a whiskey bottle.  He has investigated missing persons, adulterous lovers, embezzling partners…and none of it has ever meant anything.  None of it has ever changed anything.  So Ben looks at his life now and wonders, what was it all for, really?  He resignedly takes on one last case, investigating the unsolved murder of corporate CEO Jason Black’s son, an Iraq veteran killed shortly after an anti-war rally.  Ben expected that his investigation would take him into the past through photos and research and interviews.  What he never expected was that the trip into earlier years would be literal…as he time travels back to the night of the murder, and discovers that he finally has his chance to make a difference, courtesy of The Twilight Zone.

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Preview: The Twlight Zone #8

THE TWILIGHT ZONE #8

J. Michael Straczynski (w)
Guiu Vilanova (a)
Francesco Francavilla (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ • 8/20
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Diana Westby has tried to avoid doing what she knows is necessary to stop a terrorist attack because she knows that in so doing, she would have to pay the ultimate price. Where do you turn when there’s no one you can trust, and no one who will believe you, and millions of lives are on the line…including yours? In the fiery fourth-act conclusion to the second Twilight Zone arc, Diana makes a decision that will change the future of the world forever.

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Preview: Dream Police #4

Dream Police #4

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: Sid Kotian
Art By: HIFI
Cover By: Sid Kotian
Cover By: HIFI
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140701
Published: August 27, 2014

The recurring phantom of someone Detective Joe Thursday suspects may have been his former partner—despite the fact that no one else remembers him—leads Joe to start asking questions nobody should ask about the history of the Dream Police, and how they really came into existence. The deeper he goes, the more isolated he becomes, and the more dangerous his world becomes. How far will Joe go to find the truth? And will his partner Katie Black go with him…or turn against him?

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Preview: Protectors, Inc. #8

Protectors, Inc. #8

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: Gordon Purcell
Art By: Mike Atiyeh
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUN140564
Published: August 20, 2014

After having mysteriously disappeared over a decade earlier, The Patriot has returned from his long absence. But what has prompted this sudden reappearance? Does he know something of value about the murders that have lately gripped Chicago in a fist of terror…or is he trying to hide something? Who do you trust in an organization where everyone wears a mask and very few tell the truth? Detective John Riley must decide whether or not to trust someone he once idolized, but who may now be a serial killer.

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Preview: Ten Grand #10

Ten Grand #10

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: C.P. Smith
Cover By: C.P. Smith
Variant Cover By: Kalman Andrasofszky
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: FEB140637
Published: July 30, 2014

Joe has penetrated into the depths of Hell to save Laura, the woman he loves more than life itself, from a horrific fate beyond description. He’s learned the Enemy’s plans to bring down Heaven. They think he’s cornered, trapped, neutralized. They’re wrong, and by the end of this issue, the ultimate war between heaven and hell will begin…with Joe Fitzgerald right at the center of the biggest fight since the dawn of Creation.

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Preview: The Twilight Zone #7

THE TWILIGHT ZONE #7

J. Michael Straczynski (w)
Guiu Vilanova (a)
Francesco Francavilla (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Diana Westby has a decision to make and not a lot of time in which to make it. She knows she can’t go to the police about the nuclear holocaust she has seen in the minds of others because there’s no evidence and they’ve hidden their tracks too well. The only way to stop the blast that will kill untold numbers of people is if she personally goes after the terrorists. But if she takes that step, she may not survive the attempt. It comes down to a simple question: run and save her life, or fight for the lives of others.

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Preview: Sidekick #7

Sidekick #7

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: Tom Mandrake
Cover By: Tom Mandrake
Variant Cover By: Alina Urusov
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR140598
Published: July 2, 2014

Flyboy has learned the truth: his former partner and mentor The Red Cowl faked his death…a discovery that has shattered Barry Chase all the way down to his soul. Allied now with Julia Moonglow, he seeks revenge on the man who he revered and deserted him. But before he can pursue vengeance, he has to get past a new hero in town, sent to reel him in for his recent dangerous behavior. How far will Flyboy go to get past this obstacle…and will he ever be the same afterward?

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