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ComiXology Has 8 New Digital Comics Including Final Fantasy, Death’s Head, New Universe, and more!

There are eight new digital comics on comiXology today. You can get new comics from Marvel, Yen Press, and Harlequin right now. Check them all out now or the individual issues below.

Death’s Head 3.0: Unnatural Selection

Written by Simon Furman
Art by Shannon Gallant, James Raiz
Cover by Lucio Parrillo
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Collects Amazing Fantasy (2004) #16-20.

It’s one hundred years in the future and the now-benevolent organization known as A.I.M. has been fighting a non-violent conflict with the fascist government it wishes to change. But there’s a splinter group that’s ready to return to its violent roots with Death’s Head 3.0. Problem is, the killer robot isn’t sure what side it wants to be on.

Death's Head 3.0: Unnatural Selection

Final Fantasy Lost Stranger #31

Written by Hazuki Minase
Art by Itsuki Kameya
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As the struggle against Byblos rages on, Alus enters the fray! With a new form and powerful abilities, he’s determined to break through the barriers that have been holding him back… Read the next chapter of Final Fantasy Lost Stranger at the same time as Japan!

Final Fantasy Lost Stranger #31

The Man You’ll Marry

Written by Debbie Macomber
Art by Kaoru Shinozaki
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Vacation in Hawaii! Jill looks out the window of her luxurious hotel and her eyes meet the man in the room facing hers. He’s the workaholic she sat next to during her flight! Then Jill receives a package containing a wedding dress from her friend. There’s a legend that states whoever receives this dress will marry the next man she meets. As long as it’s not the neighbor across from her!

The Man You'll Marry

Marvel Two-In-One Masterworks Vol. 1

Written by Chris Claremont, Mike Friedrich, Steve Gerber, Len Wein
Art by Bob Brown, Sal Buscema, Gil Kane, Jim Starlin, Herb Trimpe, George Tuska
Cover by Jim Starlin
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Collects Marvel Feature (1971) #11-12 and Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #1-10.

Yes, the ever lovin’, blue-eyed Thing’s own series collected is between hard covers at last! Begun as a MARVEL FEATURE tryout, Ben Grimm’s headlining effort kicked off with Hulk and Iron Man battles (not to mention Thanos and the Blood Brothers), and then shifted into high gear with monster vs. monster – yup, it’s Thing vs. Man-Thing! Rounding out the first ten issues are the revival of the Guardians of the Galaxy; revelations in the life of the Valkyrie; and adventures with Daredevil, Sub-Mariner, Ghost Rider, Thor and Black Widow – and before you know it, you’ll be clamoring for more! Ya ain’t a Yancy Streeter, are ya?

Marvel Two-In-One Masterworks Vol. 1

Skin-Deep

Written by Kay Thorpe
Art by Amie Hayasaka
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Tessa’s summer job is babysitting a young boy. The boy’s father, Mark, is a travel writer who always wants things done his way. Tessa rebels against his forceful ways but soon finds herself attracted to him. Things get heated when Mark’s ex-wife files for custody of their son. Suddenly, Mark needs Tessa to marry him for the sake of his child!

Skin-Deep

The Taming Of Tyler Kincaid Vol. 4: The Barons

Written by Sandra Marton
Art by Eve Takigawa
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Caitlin McCord is riding her horse when she almost crashes into a strange man trespassing on her family’s ranch. She tries to kick him out, but she’s thrown off by his gorgeous eyes and forceful yet friendly nature. The man, Tyler Kincaid, can’t explain to Caitlin his reason for needing to talk to the ranch’s owner. He accepts a job on the ranch, but everything he does is a mystery. Who exactly is Tyler Kincaid and what does he want?

The Taming Of Tyler Kincaid Vol. 4: The Barons

Untold Tales Of The New Universe

Written by Tony Bedard, C.B. Cebulski, Peter David, Tony Lee, Jeff Parker, Fred Van Lente
Art by M.D. Bright, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Leonard Kirk, Arnold Pander, Javier Pulido
Cover by John Romita Jr.
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Collects Untold Tales Of The New Universe: Nightmask, Star Brand, Psi-Force, Justice And Dp7; And Stories From Amazing Fantasy #18-19 And New Avengers #16.

Five startling stories of the New Universe from the days of the ’80s – featuring NIGHTMASK, STAR BRAND, PSI-FORCE, JUSTICE and DP7! Plus: bonus stories featuring Mark Hazzard, MERC; Kickers Inc.; and Spitfire.

Untold Tales Of The New Universe

X-Men Fairy Tales

Written by C.B. Cebulski
Art by Kyle J Baker, Kei Kobayashi, Bill Sienkiewicz, Sana Takeda
Cover by Sana Takeda
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Collects X-Men: Fairy Tales #1-4.

In the tradition of the X-Men classic, “Kitty’s Fairy Tale,” comes a series of new legends, reimagining the greatest X-Men stories through folktales, myths and fables from across the globe.

X-Men Fairy Tales

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Review: Dark Nights: Metal Infinite Hour Exxxtreme!

Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hour Exxxtreme!

Dark Nights: Death Metal has been a mixed bag of an event. Often, the one-shot tie-ins have been better than the main series. They’ve also been vital to the main story. The one-shots have filled in gaps fleshing out key moments not taking place in the main series but referenced there. Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hour Exxxtreme! is Lobo’s mission in the event. Hired by Lex Luthor, Lobo is tasked with obtaining Death Metal which can remake the universe. Made up of a trio of stories, Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hour Exxxtreme! is a flimsy one-shot. In the end, it’s a comic that’s neither exciting, interesting, or funny.

Frank Tieri kicks off the first story “Part I: The Batman Who Frags“. In a drawn out sequence, Lobo bounces between trying to drink, capture a bounty, and also tangles with the Lobo version of Batman, The Batman Who Frags. Tieri is joined by artist Tyler Kirkham, colorist Arif Prinato, and letterer Dave Sharpe. As has hampered some of Dark Nights: Death Metal, the story feels like it’s more focused on introducing the Lobo Batman than actually getting the story going. With a distraction of a bounty to bring in, some fights and events that are a bit choppy, the kick-off never quite makes sense in its narrative. Why did The Batman Who Frags show up? How did he find Lobo? It’s a segment that kicks off a series of events rather than a flowing narrative.

The second part by Becky Cloonan, artist Rags Morales, colorist Andrew Dalhouse, and letterer Rob Leigh is titled “What the Frag is a Death Metal Anyway!?“. Blackhawk Island and Hawkman are at the center as Lobo tracks down the Death Metal. Again, the story devolves into a series of events than narrative as Lobo must tussle with Black Monday and then convince Hawkman to turn over the metal. An attack from the air by The Batman Who Frags feels out of the blue and not explained enough as much of what happens. It, just happens. Why would Hawkman trust Lobo? Why wouldn’t Hawkman use the power of the Death Metal himself? There are so many questions out there that just kills the narrative if one takes a moment to think about it at all.

Wrapping up the trio of stories is “Lobo Land!” from writer Sam Humphries, artist Denys Cowan, inks by Bill Sienkiewicz, colorist Chris Sotomayor, and letterer Dave Sharpe. With the Death Metal in hand Lobo does what he does best and gets distracted. Again, it adds little to the narrative and again opens up questions. Lex Luthor was able to snatch Lobo initially but doesn’t once he has the metal?

Instead, Brainiac is part of the story sent by a missing Luthor. It’s a series of jokes as Lobo changes realities creating different versions of himself in a series of one-page jokes. They’re not even long enough to nail down the joke with barely a setup. It also adds little to the story and feels more of an exit that’s created because there were pages to fill and unsure of a way to wrap up the issue for Dark Nights: Death Metal #5. What the team does evoke is classic Lobo stories and the kinetic, almost Mad Magazine-like rapid-fire jokes.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hour Exxxtreme! is just an ok tie-in. Yes, it probably tells something important that won’t be covered in the main series but it also doesn’t feature enough to stand out. It feels like something that probably could have been told in a few pages stretched out to over 30. Most of it is filler with the meat of the story featuring little explanation and a resolution that takes place in a few panels. It’s about as filler as filler gets.

Story: Frank Tieri, Becky Cloonan, Sam Humphries Art: Tyler Kirkham, Rags Morales, Denys Cowan
Ink: Bill Sienkiewicz Color: Arif Prianto, Andrew Dalhouse, Chris Sotomayor Letterer: Dave Sharpe, Rob Leigh
Story: 5.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 5.0 Recommendation: Pass

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Baltimore Comic Con Announces its First Live Panels

Go virtual for the 1st annual Baltimore Comic-Con Live this October 23-25, 2020! The convention has revealed the first of many announcements about the featured programming for their 2020 event. The virtual convention is free to everyone.

Comics Time Machine: 1985

From American Flagg! to Hey Kids! Comics!The Mighty Thor to RagnarokThe New Mutants the comic book series to The New Mutants the movie. The Vigilante to Milestone. Grab a front-row seat to a historical and hysterical comix clatch 35 years in the making between legendary upstarts Howard ChaykinDenys CowanBill Sienkiewicz, and Walter Simonson — moderated by their former 17-year-old assistant, award-winning cartoonist and creator of The Red HookDean Haspiel.

Garth Ennis Spotlight 

Joe Ryband interviews Garth Ennis about many of his triumphant stories. The BoysPunisherNick FuryWar Stories, and more.

Dave Gibbons Spotlight

An intimate look at award-winning writer/artist Dave Gibbons‘ career. From his 2000AD work on Rogue Trooper and DC work on Superman and Green Lantern to his Marvel runs on Captain America, and his creation The Originals for Vertigo, plus co-creations with Mark Millar (The Secret Service), Frank Miller (Give Me Liberty) and, of course, his iconic work co-creating Watchmen with Alan Moore.

Marvel Honors Chris Claremont in December

This December, Marvel Comics honors the extraordinary career of writer Chris Claremont with the Chris Claremont Anniversary Special. For the past 50 years, Claremont has graced the Marvel Universe with his brilliant storytelling—creating and defining some of its most iconic heroes and building the framework for one of its most treasured franchises.

In the Chris Claremont Anniversary Special, the acclaimed writer returns to the world of the X-Men with a brand-new story. Dani Moonstar is drafted for a mission across time and space for an incredible psychic showdown against the Shadow King—joining forces with other characters created and defined by the pen of Chris Claremont! In this extra-sized milestone issue, Claremont will team up with a host of iconic artists including Brett Booth, and reunites with his classic New Mutants collaborator, Bill Sienkiewicz.

Chris Claremont’s influential run on X-Men changed the comic book landscape forever. As the architect behind the epic tapestry that makes up the world of mutants, Claremont’s contributions went far beyond the creation of characters but to the very themes, concepts, and allegories that are ingrained in the X-Men today. Claremont’s work catapulted the X-Men into unprecedented success with now classic stories such as Dark Phoenix Saga and Days of Future Past as well as series like New Mutants and Wolverine’s first solo series. In addition to his groundbreaking work on X-Men titles, Claremont also had memorable runs on books such as Ms. Marvel and Fantastic Four.

Chris Claremont’s uncanny legacy continues this December with the Chris Claremont Anniversary Special!

CHRIS CLAREMONT ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Ronnie James Dio’s Holy Diver Heads to Comics

Dio’s Holy Diver

News of Z2’s 2021 lineup begins to roll out with news of what is sure to be one of the publisher’s most anticipated projects yet! The Holy Diver graphic novel, creating an original storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic album covers. Acclaimed horror comics writer Steve Niles will tell the tale behind the events leading to the powerful moment captured on the cover of Dio‘s debut album, definitively addressing 30 years of fan speculation. Why is the priest being thrown into the ocean? Who is truly the villain in this scenario? All of these questions are exclusively answered for the first time within the pages of this 120 page graphic novel.

Dio: Holy Diver reunites Steve Niles with Gotham County Line artist Scott Hampton for an all-new original story, inspired by the original iconic album art by Gene Hunter and Randy Berett. Two editions are available for preorder now; both the standard graphic novel, as well as a limited deluxe edition, the full details of which will be revealed within the coming weeks. The deluxe edition will include an exclusive vinyl edition of this classic album, and both are available for preorder now through the Z2 website. Dio’s Holy Diver releases in summer of 2021.

Preview: The Dreaming: Waking Hours #2

The Dreaming: Waking Hours #2

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Nick Robles (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
In Shops: Sep 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

New mother Lindy is trapped in the Dreaming, and the lovestruck nightmare Ruin is loose in the real world. Dream must put this situation right – but to do so, he’ll have to travel into the Black Chest where he keeps his most dangerous nightmares…and pull the answers right from the mouth of the unimaginable Endless Teeth!

The Dreaming: Waking Hours #2

Detective Comics #1027 Features a “Fractured” Future for Batman and the DC Universe and What is the “Black Casebook?”

When DC announced that Detective Comics #1027 would feature some of comics’ greatest storytellers, there was also mention that this must-have comic book would contain …”a few early hints at what’s in store for the future of the Caped Crusader!”

DC also said that fans would have to wait until September 15 to find out, but that’s not fair, so here’s a first look at two stories revealing more about what’s to come, not just the Dark Knight, but all of the DC Universe!

Written by Dan Jurgens with layouts and finished art by Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan, “Generations: Fractured” pits Batman against a would-be gang of museum vandals, led by Calendar Man. As the Dark Knight tries to stop him from torching priceless artifacts, a mysterious flash of light appears to break reality, and Batman finds that everything is different in Gotham, as he’s transported back to 1939!

Eisner award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Dan Mora team up to tell a tie-in story to “The Joker War.” In “A Gift,” The Joker’s attack on Batman and Gotham City leaves a GCPD officer dead. His partner identifies the perpetrator as the Caped Crusader, swearing that he’ll bring him to justice. This tragedy forces Batman to reluctantly open the pages of a mysterious “black casebook,” the contents of which are yet to be known.

Hardcore Batman fans can look forward to some of their favorite writers and artists taking part in this landmark issue, including Greg Rucka/Eduardo Risso, Grant Morrison/Chris Burnham, James Tynion IV/Riley Rossmo, Tom King/Walter Simonson, and Scott Snyder/Ivan Reis. They’re also joined by Kelly Sue DeConnick with John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson, Marv Wolfman/Emanuela Lupacchino/Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Michael Bendis/David Marquez and more top creators!

Detective Comics #1027 arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, September 15 with a retail price of $9.99.

Preview: Dotty’s Inferno by Bob Fingerman

Dotty’s Inferno by Bob Fingerman

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As the goggle-eyed philosophical Frenchman once wrote, “Hell is other people.” Meet Dotty. In life, she was a call girl. In death, she’s been damned to work in Hell’s Inhuman Resources department, New Male Arrivals Division, assigning wayward souls their crummy afterlives. For eternity. All the same, Dotty spends more time away from her desk on odd jobs and adventures, be they fetching Cerberus from Hell’s dog pound to licking psychotropic toads’ heads and tripping ballz. Forever is a long time, so one might as well make the best of a hellish situation. From the pages of Heavy Metal and Soft Wood, with five never-before-seen stories, Dotty’s Inferno is a roasty romp by Mad Magazine contributor and Minimum Wage creator Bob Fingerman.

Dotty’s Inferno Bonus Material: Pinups by Comics Legends!
Also included in Dotty’s Inferno is a bonus gallery featuring “pin-ups” by John Cebollero, Howard Chaykin, Dave Johnson, Mike Mignola, Dan Panosian, and Bill Sienkiewicz!

Dotty's Inferno by Bob Fingerman

ComiXology Delivers 8 New Digital Comics Including Titans, Thunderbolts, Ultimate Marvel, and Manga!

There are eight new digital comics available now on comiXology! You can get new comics from Marvel, DC, and Yen Press now including new Titans, Ultimate Marvel, and more! Check them all out here or the individual issues below.

Goblin Slayer #49

Written by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Noboru Kannatuki, Kousuke Kurose
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This series is rated Adults OnlyDISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality goreGoblin Slayer’s party finally starts to break through Noble Fencer’s shell, but what will happen when they encounter the goblin paladin…? Read the next chapter of Goblin Slayer at the same time as Japan!

Goblin Slayer #49

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #32

Written by Takahiro
Art by Strelka
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This series is rated Adults OnlyDISCLAIMER: graphic sexualityAs Akame readies to join the fight, Hisame continues his solitary stand against the enemy…Will he be able to withstand their attack? Read the next chapter of Hinowa ga CRUSH! at the same time as Japan!

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #32

Thunderbolts: Guardian Protocols

Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Gary Erskine, Tom Grummett
Cover by Tom Grummett
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Collects Thunderbolts #106-109.

The Civil War gave Zemo a chance to amass a super-villain army – and now he is ready to unleash that fighting force on the Grandmaster, who plans to release an energy force across the planet that will lead to victory in his cosmic game of good and evil. But in this fight, who is good and who is evil? When the dust settles and the Guardian Protocols are enacted, the T-Bolts will never be the same again

Thunderbolts: Guardian Protocols

Titans: Titans Together #1

Written by Phil Hester
Pencils Tom Grummett, Scott Koblish
Inks Scott Koblish
Colored by John Kalisz
Cover by Brandon Peterson
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When one of Raven’s college professors goes missing, Nightwing is convinced the Titans should investigate. But the danger they uncover is far greater than one missing person—the fate of humanity is at stake, and only Beast Boy can save the day!

Titans: Titans Together #1

Ultimate Comics Iron Man Ultimate Collection

Written by Orson Scott Card
Art by Pasqual Ferry, Andy Kubert
Cover by Andy Kubert
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Collects Ultimate Iron Man #1-5 and Ultimate Iron Man II #1-5.

Tony Stark seems to have the perfect life as a billionaire playboy, genius-level inventor and founding member of the world-class super-hero team the Ultimates. But Stark’s life in the public spotlight is merely a small part of the picture. What is the untold story behind the man in the iron mask? How did Stark develop from a gifted child prodigy into one of the most powerful men on the planet? In ULTIMATE IRON MAN, legendary science-fiction writer Orson Scott Card delves into Tony Stark’s childhood history, exploring the makings of a hero from the very beginning.

Ultimate Comics Iron Man Ultimate Collection

Ultimate Marvel Team-Up Ultimate Collection

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Mike Allred, Chynna Clugston Flores, Phil Hester, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Rick Mays, Ted McKeever, Terry Moore, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Totleben, Matt Wagner
Cover by Leinil Francis Yu
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Collects Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #1-16 And The Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special.

Collecting all 16 issues of Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, plus the star-studded Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special! Teenager Peter Parker may just have started out in the crime-fighting game, but there are plenty of heroes and villains already doing their thing. And it doesn’t take long for Spider-Man to encounter these strange new allies and enemies – including Wolverine, the Hulk, Iron Man, the Punisher, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, the Man-Thing, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, the Black Widow, Shang-Chi and more! Take a wild tour through the ever-exciting Ultimate universe, as Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis teams up with the comic industry’s greatest artistic talents! Through the eyes of Peter Parker, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up showcases all the Ultimate heroes. From uncanny mutants to gleaming Avengers to rampaging green brutes, this volume has it all!

Ultimate Marvel Team-Up Ultimate Collection

Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection Vol. 1

Written by Mark Millar
Art by Tom Derenick, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Aaron Lopresti, Tom Raney
Cover by Leinil Francis Yu
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Collects Ultimate X-Men #1-12 & 1/2.

Collecting the first year of Mark Millar’s groundbreaking ULTIMATE X-MEN – issues #1-12 – in one colossal volume! Featuring an all-new cover by ULTIMATE HULK VS. WOLVERINE artist Leinil Francis Yu! The world stands on the brink of genetic war. Mankind has made the first move, launching an army of giant, cybernetic executioners called Sentinels – programmed to target and eliminate the mutant DNA strand. Now, Magneto and his mutant terrorist cell are preparing to follow through on their threats of Homo sapien genocide. The only force that can prevent total annihilation: five awkward teenagers and their crippled mentor! Plus: The inexperienced X-Men must rely on the enigmatic and unproven Wolverine when they become pawns of the mysterious Weapon X program. Can Logan go it alone against the shadow-ops organization that transformed him into one of the world’s most lethal killing machines?

Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection Vol. 1

Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection Vol. 2

Written by Chuck Austen, Mark Millar
Art by Kaare Andrews, Chris Bachalo, Adam Kubert, Esad Ribic
Cover by Mark Brooks
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Collects Ultimate X-Men #13-25.

Collecting the second year of Mark Millar’s groundbreaking ULTIMATE X-MEN – issues #13-25 – in one colossal volume! As the X-Men embark on their inaugural world tour, they must confront some unsettling truths about their mentor, Professor Charles Xavier. Before founding his school for young mutants, Xavier abandoned his only son, David, a mutant with uncontrollable reality-warping abilities. Now, David has returned, looking to exact revenge on the father who left him – and he’s willing to eradicate anyone who stands in his way. Will the X-Men be forced to kill Xavier’s son to end his threat against the world? Following the tragedies of their world tour, the X-Men seek the calming protection of Xavier’s school – but their suspicions of his methods only increase. Xavier’s mental blocks on student Jean Grey’s psychic abilities continue to crumble, and she grows increasingly unstable – plagued by visions of a world engulfed in the flames of a fiery phoenix. When the X-Men finally meet Xavier’s mysterious financial backers, Jean’s hallucinations become reality as the otherworldly Phoenix takes possession of the teenage telepath. Also included in this volume is a bonus tale of Gambit, a Cajun street hustler who must use his mutant gifts to protect a homeless boy in great danger.

Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection Vol. 2

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Preview: Forgotten Home Season 1: Family Matters

Forgotten Home Season 1: Family Matters

Written by Erica Schultz
Art by Marika Cresta
Colored by Matt Emmons
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Lettered by Cardinal Rae
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While investigating a series of child abductions in Montana, the case gets personal for Sheriff’s Deputy Lorraine Adalet when her teenage daughter, Joanna, disappears with a friend. Following the clues of otherworldly evidence leads Lorraine back to her long abandoned homeworld of Jannada. Mired in a never-ending war she escaped long ago, Lorraine had hoped to protect Joanna from her own past. Once in Jannada, Lorraine attempts a rescue mission to bring Joanna and the rest of the kidnapped children back to Earth; however, it’s not without resistance. Lorraine must confront her past with the evil Jannadan Queen and everyone else she abandoned all those years ago…not to mention an entire army of magic-wielding children! Meanwhile, Joanna’s allegiance hangs in the balance in this tale of family and fate.

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on comiXology and Kindle. Read for free as part of your subscription to comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime. Also available for purchase via comiXology and Kindle.

Forgotten Home Season 1: Family Matters
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