ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE SORCERER POPE #3
Writer(s): Steve Bryant
Artist Name(s): Ismael Canales (art), Emily Elmer (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Steve Bryant
32 pgs./ T / FC
Athena and company attempt a desperate gambit to keep the Nazi occultists from obtaining the final piece of the mysterious tablet!
GHOUL SCOUTS VOLUME 2: I WAS A TWEENAGE WEREWOLF #2
Writer(s): Steve Bryant
Artist Name(s): Mark Stegbauer & Jason Millet
Cover Artist(s): Mark Stegbauer & Jason Millet
32 pgs./ E / FC
While the scouts scramble to determine the identity of the werewolf, the sightings (and attacks!) continue!
JUPITER JET #5
Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Lineart), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A) Art Baltazar (Cover B)
32 pgs./ E / FC
The battle for Olympic Heights ends here! Jupiter Jet faces off with Praetor Pluto in the skies and the fate of her family hangs in the balance! Can Jupiter Jet survive a battle against Praetor Pluto’s robot army? What is Pluto’s master plan? And a shocking conclusion that will change everything in Jupiter Jet’s world.
Kid’s toys continue to compete for action figure fame at Dollington Academy in the second volume of Toyetica…but in a school full of hidden secrets, will their homework take a backseat to mystery-hunting? Writer/artist Marty LeGrow comments, “There’s something more to this story than you’ve seen in volume one. Things around Dollington Academy are becoming suspicious. If you think you know what Toyetica is all about, you haven’t seen anything yet.”
With powerful themes of adventure, mystery and personal identity, The series is perfect for fans of My Little Pony, Gravity Falls and Steven Universe. Written by Marty LeGrow, it also features art by LeGrow.
Volume 2 gets underway with a look into the mysterious, giant world of humans…a world rife with danger for anyone six inches tall. Outside the safety of the school, Trixie and friends run a gauntlet of real-world obstacles to find a human-world prize, unaware that the biggest treasure of all might be hiding back home, right beneath their feet.
Pre-order Toyetica Volume 2 with the Diamond item code MAR181026. Look for it in comic book stores on May 30, 2018.
The long-awaited return of Midnight Tiger is here! Created by Ray-Anthony Height, Actionverse #7 is the beginning of a four-part story arc titled “STRONGER.” This new story arc will feature illustration by new artist Eric Van Elslande, colors by Wilson Ramos and scripts based on Height’s plots by Vito Delsante. Actionverse #7 also features colors from Wilson Ramos, Jr. and lettering by Justin Birch.
New villains invade Apollo Bay and Gavin Shaw (aka Midnight Tiger) must balance his school life with these latest threats. And the legacy of the hero Lionsblood will change Gavin’s life forever!
Get the first issue of the new story arc in a comic book store near you on April 25th, 2018.
Writer(s): Jehanzeb Hasan
Artist Name(s): Mauricio Caballero, Miguel Angel Reyes
Cover Artist(s): Mauricio Caballero
32 pgs./ T / FC
Pursued by the merciless LEGION, the mysterious witch LUNA LUMERE, wanted for a laundry list of “crimes against the Commonwealth,” evades capture in an effort to intercept a train carrying ELDRICK SPELLSONG, JR., a “magick-maker” she believes to be the key to unlocking an age-old prophecy.
HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY: SEASON FINALE (VOLUME 7)
Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Andy Duggan
Cover Artist(s): Andy Duggan
Inks: Brandon Page & Andy Duggan
Colors: Sigi Ironmonger, Meg Daunting, Daniel Hooker
Letters: George Gant
96 pgs./ E / FC
Winter arrives in Stellar City! Can Ace and his Hero Cats survive the cold? Season One concludes, and just wait till you see how this one ends!
16-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson inherits a jetpack with a mysterious power source. Along with her brother, Chuck, and their cat, she must protect her home from a mysterious threat that may just be from outer space!
Jupiter Jet is written by Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson, the husband and wife duo behind the podcast Geek History Lesson, and illustrated by Ben Matsuya, with a cover by Jonboy Meyers. Jupiter Jet is truly an all-ages story.
The first volume of Jupiter Jet collects issues 1-5 and will be available in a comic book store near you on May 30, 2018. It can be preordered through Diamond with the item code MAR181025.
Comics live or die on their sales. While we the readers see it as entertainment, in reality it’s a business and if a comic isn’t profitable, ie the sales aren’t enough, then the comics get cancelled or goes on hiatus until a time when it might be worth starting again.
Writer Jeremy Whitley has gone to Tumblr to let us know his series Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess needs our help and is in trouble.
Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess is a spin-off series to the hit Princeless and is the “young adult” sister series to Princeless‘ “all ages.” The series has stood out of its take no crap attitude and diverse characters, more specifically a community of diverse queer women who were carving out their place in the world.
While the comic has a dedicated fanbase, it’s not enough. Action Lab Entertainment informed Whitley that the series’ numbers don’t justify the cost of the book and with that they haven’t given a greenlight for year 3 of it. That means, after Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess Year 2 #13 is released, the series will go on a break until a time the numbers justify its return.
If you care about this series, or series like it, you need to speak with your dollars if you haven’t already. And if you have, you can help spread the word.
Here’s different ways you can help:
- Purchase the comic digitally on comiXology
- Purchase physical copies of the book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble or from your local comic shop (though you might want to call to make sure they have it)
- If you bought volumes 1-4, volume 5 is available for pre-order
- And if you’ve already bought the comic, help spread the word. Write a review on those sites, share this post, tell your friends.
Help save the ship! It’s great to have diverse books but we need to support them to make sure they stay around because if we don’t, we have no right when comics returns to default and that’s are only choice.
ACTIONVERSE #6 FEATURING STRAY
Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Ares Taveras, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Cover Artist(s): Mitch Ballard, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Orderable Variant Cover by: Sean Gregory Miller/Wilson Ramos (B)
32 pgs./ T / FC
When an online journalist discovers a secret conspiracy, who does he run to for protection from two of the deadliest assassins in the world? Uh oh…he went to Stray. Nice knowing you, bud! Cover by Mitch Ballard! Retailer incentive cover by Sean Gregory Miller (Kid Sherlock)!