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Discover Something New with the Arcana December Sale

End the year by discovering some new comics! Takes advantage of the “Arcana December Sale” where you can save up to 50% on comiXology.

Save on Ultraduck, Los Valiants, The Steam Engines of Oz, and Scrooge and Santa. Single issues are just $0.99 and collections are $1.49 and $2.99.

You have until December 29 to save!

Ultraduck

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Review: Children of the Fall

OVERPOPULATION AND FOSSIL FUEL EXHAUSTION HAVE LED TO HUMANITY’S DEMISE… leaving the world a violent and chaotic shell of its former self. Amidst the turmoil, Lin Shaw, the eldest daughter of a warlord, has retreated with her younger sister, Kay, to a remote island in Southeast Asia. There, they encounter the enigmatic Gunfighter and, together, the trio must face a treacherous landscape and a dangerous adversary in the hopes of securing safe passage to Valhalla — mankind’s last sanctuary. Wayne Young has created a vivid world of a possible future that is as unsettling as it is familiar… a story that asks the question, “When your world is a memory, does what you do still matter?”

Children of the Fall is a quick paced story about mobsters, the apocalypse, and honor. Possessing an odd, almost “western” atmosphere, the story is very straight forward. Writer Wayne T. Young keeps the story focused on the present situation instead of focusing on the ways of the previous world.

The art by Young is polished and well presented. It shows some of the after effects of the apocalypse and how it changed has cities in itself expanding the story and world and allowing the reader to expand the story on their own. There’s also focus on demonstrating the reactions and radical shift in how people act and dress. Again a solid detail that helps flesh out the world.

Story: Wayne T. Young Art: Wayne T. Young
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Arcana Studio provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Arcana Studio’s Releases in January 2018

Arcana Studio welcomes you to a month filled with heroes – some covered in leather and vinyl, while others are by feathers! Edgar Delgado returns to the world of his successful UltraDuck series with Los Valiants, while Gene Simmons is punching in with another installment of Dominatrix, as well as the first collected edition of Zipper vs Dominatrix: Hellbent in Heels AND the first Arcana edition of Zipper volume one.

Los Valiants Vol. 0

LOS VALIANTS Vol 0 (NOV171229) brings us back to the world of UltraDuck. This time around, we have a collection of seven short stories, all written by Edgar Delgado (UltraDuck, Superior Spider-Man, Darth Vader), and featuring UltraDuck and his fellow heroes from Canis Hill. They are Los Valiants! If you missed UltraDuck the first time around, this is a great jumping on point, and expect more from this great series.
WRITER: Edgar Delgado
ARTISTS: Various
COVER ARTIST: Edgar Delgado

Dominatrix: Hellbent in Heels Vol. 2 #2

Let’s start our foray into the mind of Gene “The Demon” Simmons by checking out Dominatrix Issue 2! Of Dominatrix: Hellbent in Heels, people are definitely talking!

In Dominatrix: Hellbent in Heels Issue 2, Dom is trapped on an island with the rich and powerful, each with their own reasons for buying illegal and “exotic” weapons. What can go wrong? Assassinations, narcissistic escorts, brawls, gunfights, and living weapons for starters! As trouble escalates, we learn the mysterious origin of some powerful new friends. But, can Dom save them before they hit the auction block and are unleashed on an unsuspecting world? Be prepared; you won’t see the end coming!
WRITER: Erik Hendrix (The Steam Engines of Oz, Deadly Harvest, Evil Tree)
ARTIST: Kewber Baal
COVER ARTIST: Kewber Baal

Zipper vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade

In its first release since appearing in Anthology format, we have the COLLECTED Zipper vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade, also written by Erik Hendrix, with art by Yannis Roumboulias and Casey Maloney, with an amazing cover by Jim Balent.

Zipper and Dominatrix, two creations straight out of the mind of Gene Simmons, get wrapped in a world of sex slaves and conspiracy. Can the alien and the T&A agent work together long enough to save innocent lives?
WRITER: Erik Hendrix (The Steam Engines of Oz, Deadly Harvest, Evil Tree)
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias (Deadly Harvest, The Steam Engines of Oz), Casey Maloney (Zipper)
COVER ARTIST: Jim Balent (Catwoman, Tarotm Razor)

Zipper Vol. 1

Also available for Pre-Order this month is the first volume of Zipper, available for the first time through Arcana Studio. Written by Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) with art by Casey Maloney, this is a must read for any who find themselves enjoying the current adventures of Gene Simmons’ Zipper.

On Etheria, deep in the Nether Ether, where free will is considered a crime punishable by death, Denizen Xeng Ral escapes to Earth, seeking autonomy. What he finds are dangers he never thought possible. Joined by the unlikeliest of allies and pursued by dangerous and deadly foes from this world and his own, Xeng Ral battles across hard urban landscapes struggling for what he desires most – freedom.
WRITER: Tom Waltz
ARTIST: Casey Maloney

Arcana Comics at Fan Expo Vancouver

VANCOUVER (April 19, 2012)Arcana is excited to announce another convention appearance coming up this weekend!

Arcana Comics, the publisher of Kade, The Clockwork Girl, Koni Waves, 100 Girls, and many more, will be appearing at Fan Expo Vancouver this weekend, April 21 and 22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Stop by the booth, A62, and tell Arcana that you’re “Intrinsic” and get a free giveaway!

Besides that, Sean Patrick O’Reilly, creator of Kade, The Clockwork GirlThe Gwaii, Wingman, and many more will be appearing throughout the weekend and on Saturday, stop by between 12pm and 3pm to meet Todd Demong, the artist of the popular 100 Girls. He will be doing free sketches.

CLICK HERE FOR A MAP AND SCHEDULE.

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair Digital Comic Series Debuts on the App Store

Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair Digital Comic Series Debuts on the App Store

Santa Barbara, Calif. – April 18, 2012 – zuuka Comics, developer of the Cut The Rope digital comic engine, are proud to announce the launch of Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair Comic App for for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, now available on the App Store. The first-ever digitalrelease of Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair Comic series debuts with the original issues No. 1 through No. 6.

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragons-lair-comics/id500760670?ls=1&mt=8

Based on the original classic arcade game released in 1983, the Dragon’s Lair Comic series is celebrating its launch by offering fans the first issue for free.

“Don Bluth’s vision and creative genius with Dragon’s Lair set a new standard for animation and since then has entertained millions through video games and graphic novels,” said Woody Sears, founder of zuuka. “We are very honored to be bring fans the first-ever digital comic series of such a popular title as Dragon’s Lair and know they’ll enjoy it just as much as we do.”

“We are proud to be associated with zuuka Comics and their line up of digital comic books,” responded Don Bluth.

Gary Goldman said, “We hope the fans of comic book stories will enjoy having this series on their Apple mobile devices, the presentation of the Dragon’s Lair Comic series looks great!”

Dragon’s Lair Comic issue No. 1 begins the adventure with the deadly dragon Singe swearing revenge on Dirk the Daring for killing his offspring as he swoops up Princess Daphne in his razor-sharp claws. Now, armed with his courage and skills, the brave knight must survive the dangers of the Dark Kingdom to save his Princess. It’s swordplay, sorcery, dragons, and damsels…plus a pinch of humor. Lead on, adventurer…your quest awaits! Credits: Andy Mangels (writer), Fabio Laguna (pencils/inks), Tony Washington (color) and Don Bluth (cover art – pencil).

Pricing and Availability:
Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair Comic App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or atwww.itunes.com/appstore <http://www.itunes.com/appstore> . Issue No. 1 is free, and issues No. 2-6 are available for $1.99 each through In-App Purchase.
Credits:
Writers
Andy Mangels (Chapters 1 – 4)
Ryan Foley (Chapters 5 and 6)
Jimmy PS Hayes (Bonus Story)

Art
Fabio Languna (Trade Covers, All Chapters, Bonus Story and Chapter Covers 2 – 6)
Don Bluth (Chapter Cover 1 and Bonus Story)

Colors
Tony Washington (Trade Cover, Chapters 1 – 3 and Chapter Covers 2 – 4)
Arcana Studio (Chapters 4 – 6)
Val Staples (Chapter Covers 1, 5, and 6)
James Offredi (Bonus Story)
Brian Miller (Bonus Cover Story)

Letters
Bill Tortolini (Chapters 1 – 5)
Ed Dukeshire (Chapter 6 and Bonus Story)

Graphic Design
DMF Comics

About zuuka

zuuka Comics is part of zuuka who publishes iTalk and iStoryTime – an interactive storytelling experience delivered to the convenience of your mobile device – which features a series of illustrated and narrated books created by parents for kids. iStoryTime books have been highlighted in the New York Times, LA Times, CBS Early Show, theiPhoneMom.com, CNET and is decorated with Publisher’s Innovation Award, PTPA Media’s Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval, the Children’s Technology Review’s Editor’s Choice Award and Reader’s Choice for Best Apps for Kids. With over 100 titles to choose from including favorites such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Peter Pan and Binky the Pink Elephant, iStoryTime books are an excellent tool for both educating and entertaining children ages two years and up. These storybooks can be enjoyed in several different modes ranging from automatic to manual, depending upon the development and preferences of the user. For additional information, visit www.iStoryTime.com<http://www.iStoryTime.com> .
About Don Bluth Films, Inc.
Established in 2000, Don Bluth & Gary Goldman continue their independence with their production company, Don Bluth Films, Inc., developing feature-length properties, short projects and video games.  While at Walt Disney Productions, Bluth and Goldman worked on classic animated features including Robin Hood, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, The Rescuers, Pete’s Dragon, The Small One and The Fox and the Hound.  As independent filmmakers Bluth & Goldman have produced a number of hits including: Banjo the Woodpile Cat that started their long career and a legacy of animated films.  Other projects include: The Secret of NIMH, Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Rock-A-Doodle, Thumbelina, Anastasia, Bartok the Magnificent and Titan A. E.  Today Bluth & Goldman are synonymous with traditional animated films, shorts and video games.  These filmmakers continue to develop and create heartwarming stories for everyone.  Currently Producers/Directors Bluth & Goldman have nine new film projects in the works, three scripted and five in various states of creative development.