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Starwarp Celebrates FCBD 2012 With Free Pandora And Heartstopper Comics


On May 5, 2012, fans around the world celebrate a day of free comics, and independent publishing house StarWarp Concepts joins the occasion with a pair of titles that will be available for download from its Web site that day—comics related to its critically acclaimed young adult, dark-urban-fantasy novel series The Saga of Pandora Zwieback.

• The Saga of Pandora Zwieback #0: Introducing 16-year-old Goth adventuress Pandora Zwieback! Pan is a girl with the ability to see the monsters that regular humans can’t, and with the help of a 400-year-old monster hunter named Sebastienne “Annie” Mazarin, she’s going to protect the world from danger—and maybe even have some fun while doing it.

Written by series author Steven A. Roman (X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy) and drawn by Eliseu Gouveia (The Phantom), this 16-page, full-color comic book is hosted by Pandora and includes two preview chapters from Blood Feud: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, Book 1, in which rival vampire clans search for the key to an ultimate weapon—a key that’s been delivered to the horror museum owned by Pan’s father!

Blood Feud: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, Book 1 (ISBN 978-0-9841741-0-2) is currently available in both print and e-book editions from such retailers as, Barnes & Noble,, Smashwords, and DriveThru Fiction. Its follow-up, Blood Reign: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, Book 2 (ISBN 978-0-9841741-2-6), is scheduled for publication later this year.

• Hearstopper: The Legend of La Bella Tenebrosa #1: In 1994, Sebastienne Mazarin made her debut in this short-lived Mature Readers series from Millennium Publications. Now, for the first time in almost two decades, StarWarp Concepts re-presents this long-lost comics adventure of the monster hunter known as La Bella Tenebrosa (“the beautiful dark one”).

A nefarious heavy metal band has arrived in New York City, and its lead singer is more than just a sex magnet for his female fans—he’s an incubus! Will Annie put an end to his plans for worldwide chaos, or fall prey to his supernatural charms?

Written by Roman, with art by co-creator Uriel Caton (JSA Annual 2000) and Alan Larsen, this 32-page, full-color comic offers a rare look into the past of the immortal shape-shifter, long before she became mentor to Pandora Zwieback.

After May 5, the comics will remain accessible on the StarWarp Concepts Web site’s “Free Comics” page. For more information on the company and its projects, please visit and