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Dead Reckoning Announces Its Fall 2021 Releases

Dead Reckoning will bring you three new graphic novels in Fall 2021. First up is Four-Fisted Tales by four-time Eisner-nominated cartoonist Ben Towle, which tells the story of how animals have been used to fight in the trenches, jungles, and deserts of the world’s battlefields. Next, The Jewish Brigade by Marvano follows how the Jewish Infantry Brigade Group came to fight against and hunt down Nazis who sought to murder them and their families. Last, but not least, James D. Hornfischer along with Doug Murray and Steven Sanders bring The Last Stand of The Tin Can Sailors. Outgunned and outnumbered, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors brings to life the New York Times bestseller on the Battle off Samar where a small American task force fought to turn back an overwhelming Japanese force at Leyte Gulf.

Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat

By Ben Towle
978-1-68247-416-7 | August 18, 2021
Paperback | $24.95

In virtually every military conflict in recorded history animals have fought—and often died—alongside their human counterparts. While countless stories of the men and women who’ve served in the trenches, jungles, and deserts of the world’s battlefields have been told, Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat shares the stories of the animals who fought alongside them.

From Hannibal’s elephants in ancient Rome to mine-sniffing rats in Vietnam and everything in between, Four-Fisted Tales highlights the real-life contributions of these underappreciated animal warriors. Whether in active combat or simply as companions, these animals served and made their mark on history.

Ben Towle is a four-time Eisner-nominated cartoonist. His previous works include Oyster WarAmelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (with Sarah Stewart Taylor), which received accolades from The New York Times and Publishers Weekly and was a Junior Library Guild selection; Midnight Sun; and Farewell, Georgia.

Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat

The Jewish Brigade

By Marvano
978-1-68247-723-6 | September 15, 2021
Paperback | $24.95

In the waning years of World War II, as the tragic plight of the European Jews was coming to light in ever more horrific detail, a Jewish fighting force, known as the Jewish Infantry Brigade Group, was born as part of the British Eighth Army. Leslie Toliver, a racecar driver in the pre-war years, eagerly joined the all-volunteer force for a chance to fight with his people against those who sought to murder them. 

Born in Belgium, Marvano, started out as an interior designer. Years later, he began an alternate career as an illustrator, eventually becoming editor-in-chief of the magazine Kuifje, then managing the comics department of Flemish publisher Den Gulden Engel. All the while he published his own comics and went on to write and illustrate dozens of graphic novels over decades, most notably adapting Joe Halderman’s famous novel The Forever War.

The Jewish Brigade

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour

By James D. Hornfischer; Adapted by Doug Murray; Drawn by Steven Sanders; Colored by Matt Soffe; Lettered by Rob Steen
978-1-68247-338-2 | October 20, 2021
Hardcover | $29.95

Adapted from the naval history classic and New York Times bestseller, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors pieces together the action of the Battle off Samar, bringing to life a riveting story of heroism against daunting odds, duty, and sacrifice in a way never seen before.

James D. Hornfischer’s gripping account of the battle, based on declassified documents as well as extensive interviews with veterans, is acclaimed as one of the most compelling works of naval history ever published. Hornfischer’s awards include the 2018 Samuel Eliot Morison Award, given by the Board of Trustees of the USS Constitution Museum.

Doug Murray is a comic book writer and novelist. He served as a non-commissioned officer in the Army in Vietnam and was the main writer on the popular comic book series The ‘Nam, published by Marvel Comics.

Steven Sanders is an illustrator. His work has appeared in the distinguished SPECTRUM anthology and has drawn a number of comics for Marvel and Image Comics.

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour

DOOM! Find Out About Dr. Doom with the Marvel Dr. Doom Sale!

Read up on the machinations of Dr. Doom with the Marvel Dr. Doom Sale! You can save on 16 releases currently available on comiXology.

You can save up to 67% on collections featuring Doom!

The sale runs until Sunday, May 16.

Doctor Doom Vol. 1: Pottersville

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Fashion Spotlight: The Little Dude, Z-Fighters, and THE SAD FACE

Ript Apparel has three new designs! The Little Dude, Z-Fighters, and THE SAD FACE by BoggsNicolas, Betmac, and InkCreatives on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

The Little Dude

The Little Dude

Z-Fighters

Z-Fighters

THE SAD FACE

THE SAD FACE
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Preview: Looney Tunes #260

Looney Tunes #260

Written by: Ivan Cohen
Art by: Walter Carzon

It’s been a while since Granny, Sylvester, and Tweety took a trip, so now they’re off to visit Granny’s cousin, Gladys, in Albuquerque. But chaos ensues when Granny forgets to pack Sylvester’s food! Sylvester is famished, and Tweety looks like the perfect snack…

Looney Tunes #260

Preview: Trials of Ultraman #3 (of 5)

Trials of Ultraman #3 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom (A) Francesco Manna (CA) Art Adams
Rated T+
In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99

It turns out that the forces aligned against the USP and Ultraman are far more widespread-and more organized!-than our heroes had ever suspected. If they’re going to survive, they’ll need a new ally of their own…and the man they’re looking at just so happens to be one of the most powerful and influential people in the world.
But what’s his history with the USP, and why does he seem to have his own hidden agenda?

Trials of Ultraman #3 (of 5)

Preview: Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #12

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #12

(W) Ethan Sacks (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Mattia De Iulis
Rated T
In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99

PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: “THE THREAT IN THE SHADOWS”
• As VALANCE and his reluctant partner DENGAR race to intercept BOBA FETT and his precious cargo, who are the deadly pursuers that are after them?
• A dark secret from Valance’s past connection to HAN SOLO may get him killed all these years later.
• But who is the mysterious leader of an assassination squad that is driving Valance into a life-and-death confrontation with his old friend?

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #12

Preview: The Mighty Valkyries #2 (of 5)

The Mighty Valkyries #2 (of 5)

(W) Jason Aaron, Torunn Gronbekk (A) Erica D’urso (A/CA) Mattia De Iulis
Rated T+
In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE MYSTERY OF THE NEWEST VALKYRIE UNFOLDS!
The biggest new addition to the Marvel Universe finally fulfills a promise years in the making! On the planet of Perdita lives an ancient power – imprisoned. Leashed. Valkyrie goes to free it – and herself. And she must work quickly, for back on Midgard, Jane Foster has fallen into the sights of Kraven the Hunter! The killer stalks a beast from another plane, one whom Loki claims threatens the lives of every mortal. But there is more to this creature than meets the eye. Can the gaze of a Valkyrie reveal the secrets behind the wolf and his unearthly origin?

The Mighty Valkyries #2 (of 5)

Preview: Champions #7

Champions #7

(W) Danny Lore (A) Luciano Vecchio (CA) Toni Infante
Rated T+
In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99

CHANGE THE WORLD!
THE KAMALA CON!
The Champions are playing dirty to beat Roxxon at their own game – including implanting two of their own as interns to take down the corporation from within. But in order to earn the trust of their cutthroat Roxxon supervisors, they’ll have to deliver an unwilling spokesperson: Kamala Khan.
Will Ms. Marvel agree to become the face of a company and a law that she hates, or is it too high a price to pay for victory?

Champions #7
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