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Preview: Charlaine Harris’ Cemetery Girl Vol. 3: Haunted Signed Edition

Charlaine Harris’ Cemetery Girl Vol. 3: Haunted Signed Edition

(W) Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden (A/CA) Geraldo Borges

They call her the Ghost of Dunhill Cemetery, but most people think “the Cemetery Girl” is just a story. In some ways, that’s true. Her chosen name is Calexa Rose Dunhill, but she doesn’t know her real name. When she first arrived here, all she knew was that someone had tried to murder her, dumped her body, and left her for dead. Calexa has been hiding out, afraid to seek out her true identity in fear that her would-be murderer would find her and finish the job. And someone is searching for her…a man named Salazar, who holds the key that will unlock the secrets of Calexa’s past.

Calexa has new secrets as well-including the fact that she was murdered…she did die, if only for a moment. And in that moment, something changed inside her. Now, if someone dies near her, their spirit is drawn to Calexa, drawn into her. It has happened twice before, but now-as her worst fears come true and there are killers on her trail-the third ghost to take up residence in Calexa’s soul will change everything and bring the Cemetery Girl trilogy to its shocking conclusion!

FC | 216 pages | $49.99 | Teen+

Allocations may occur.

Preview: Charlaine Harris’ Cemetery Girl Book 3: Haunted HC

Charlaine Harris’ Cemetery Girl Book 3: Haunted HC

writers: Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden
artist: Geraldo Borges
cover: Geraldo Borges
FC | 216 pages | $24.99 | Teen+

They call her the Ghost of Dunhill Cemetery, but most people think “the Cemetery Girl” is just a story. In some ways, that’s true. Her chosen name is Calexa Rose Dunhill, but she doesn’t know her real name. When she first arrived here, all she knew was that someone had tried to murder her, dumped her body, and left her for dead. Calexa has been hiding out, afraid to seek out her true identity in fear that her would-be murderer would find her and finish the job. And someone is searching for her…a man named Salazar, who holds the key that will unlock the secrets of Calexa’s past.

Calexa has new secrets as well—including the fact that she was murdered…she did die, if only for a moment. And in that moment, something changed inside her. Now, if someone dies near her, their spirit is drawn to Calexa, drawn into her. It has happened twice before, but now—as her worst fears come true and there are killers on her trail—the third ghost to take up residence in Calexa’s soul will change everything and bring the Cemetery Girl trilogy to its shocking conclusion!

Charlaine Harris’ Cemetery Girl Book 3: Haunted HC Signed Edition

FC | 216 pages | $49.99 | Teen+

Allocations may occur.

Preview: Cemetery Girl Omnibus Vol. 1 TP

Cemetery Girl Omnibus Vol. 1 TP

writers: Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden
artist: Don Kramer
cover: Don Kramer
FC | 256 pages | $29.99 | Teen+

Both volumes are collected here for the very first time and including a special preview of the third and final chapter of this series!

In Book One: The Pretenders: She has made the cemetery her home, living in a crypt and avoiding human contact. But Calexa can’t hide from the dead—and because she can see spirits, they can’t hide from her. Then one night, Calexa spies a group of teenagers vandalizing a grave—and watches in horror as they commit murder. As the victim’s spirit rises from her body, it flows into Calexa, overwhelming her mind with visions and memories not her own. Now Calexa must make a decision: continue to hide to protect herself—or come forward to bring justice to the sad spirit who has reached out to her for help…

In Book Two: The Inheritance: Despite her self-imposed isolation, Calexa’s ability to see spirits—and the memories she receives from them—guarantees she’ll never be alone, even among the deceased. The only living people she allows herself to interact with are Kelner, the cemetery’s cantankerous caretaker, and Lucinda Cameron, an elderly woman who lives in an old Victorian house across the street. With their friendship, Calexa has regained a link to the world beyond tombstones and mausoleums. Until the night she witnesses a murder that shatters her life—a life now under a police microscope—as their investigation threatens to uncover Calexa’s true identity…

Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden Bring Cemetary Girl to Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of Charlaine HarrisCemetery Girl Book 3. The graphic novel series continues as True Blood creator Charlaine Harris and The Myth Hunters writer Christopher Golden are joined in the final chapter of this young adult fantasy series by Adventure Comics artist Geraldo Borges. And along with the new release, Dynamite will be publishing the Charlaine Harris’ Cemetery Girl Ominbus Vol 1 with art by Don Kramer.

They call her the Ghost of Dunhill Cemetery, but most people think “the Cemetery Girl” is just a story. In some ways, that’s true. Her chosen name is Calexa Rose Dunhill, but she doesn’t know her real name. When she first arrived here, all she knew was that someone had tried to murder her, dumped her body, and left her for dead. Calexa has been hiding out, afraid to seek out her true identity in fear that her would-be murderer would find her and finish the job. And someone is searching for her…a man named Salazar, who holds the key that will unlock the secrets of Calexa’s past.

Calexa has new secrets as well—including the fact that she was murdered…she did die, if only for a moment. And in that moment, something changed inside her. Now, if someone dies near her, their spirit is drawn to Calexa, drawn into her. It has happened twice before, but now—as her worst fears come true and there are killers on her trail—the third ghost to take up residence in Calexa’s soul will change everything and bring the Cemetery Girl trilogy to its shocking conclusion!

Mignola and Christopher Golden Conclude the Baltimore Saga in 2017

In 2017, Mike Mignola, the legendary creator of Hellboy and New York Times bestselling novelist Christopher Golden will reunite for the epic conclusion to Baltimore with Baltimore: The Red Kingdom, a five part comic book series from Dark Horse Comics co-written by Mignola and Golden, with art by award-winning children’s book illustrator Peter Bergting, colors by Michelle Madsen and stunning covers by Ben Stenbeck.

In Baltimore: The Red Kingdom, Lord Baltimore is missing. The Red King—evil incarnate—is taking over the world. Baltimore’s team has been driven apart, with some of them dying on the frontlines, while others are in hiding. Since the day he set out for revenge on the vampire who killed his family, Baltimore’s fight has gotten bigger than he’d ever imagined, but what role will he take as evil finally threatens to consume the world?

The first issue of Baltimore: The Red Kingdom goes on sale from Dark Horse Comics on February 1, 2017.

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Review: Baltimore: Empty Graves #5

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After the Blood-Red Witch disappears with Baltimore, Sofia and the others must fend off her followers while Rose and Kidd follow a new lead to find the witch and save Baltimore.

All things must end, for other things to begin. Even as the Red King enters this world, all seems lost. Yet Baltimore learns a powerful secret, but the price is high. I’m curious to see how writers Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden continue this in the next story arc, given the ending of this issue.

Dark, gory, action packed, and violent is the best way to describe the art by Peter Bergting. I will admit the Red King entering this world is a sight to behold and Bergting nails it. The artist leaves a slightly haunting impression as the vessel of Red king brings destruction in his wake.

As usual, a “Mignola” is as fantastic to look at for the art is it is entertaining to read.

Story: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Art: Peter Bergting
Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Baltimore: Empty Graves #4

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Led to a sultan’s tomb in their search for the Blood-Red Witch, Baltimore and his companions get answers from unexpected sources that will lead them not only to the witch, but to the Red King as well.

In Baltimore: Empty Graves #4 things get strange as the origin tale of the living dead sultans is revealed. Writer Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden manage to share the tale of how the Blood-Red Witch came to her current moniker back when she was human. It all leads to a climatic and intriguing fight scene revealing even more. This comic deals with more of the past than some previews issues.

The tale of the past is well drawn by Peter Bergting. The art creates an interesting portrait especially with the design of the body of Blood-Red Witch, in particular, the use of color. The fight scenes are superb and manage to flow well. It all comes together to give the comic a dire sense of urgency, and action.

Story: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Art: Peter Bergting
Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Baltimore: Empty Graves #3

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Baltimore continues his journey to Constantinople, where his search for the Blood-Red Witch leads to the royal family.

Baltimore, sometimes a hero, sometimes a madman, and sometimes even tomb raider. Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, Baltimore: Empty Graves #3 is filled with a slightly more exotic landscape, as Baltimore’s hunt for the Red King leads him to Constantinople. A landscape divided by politics, as worshipers for the Red King practice a ritual under the nose of most.

The strange plant woman creature is gorgeously well done by artist Peter Bergting. Even the strange, monstrous, creations that the Red King made are creepy. They all have an almost ethereal like in appearance, despite the heavy use of reds in their demonic skin. It all works together to evoke the vibe we’ve come to expect in Mignola’s world.

Story: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Art: Peter Bergting
Story: 9 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Baltimore: Empty Graves #2

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Before Baltimore and company set out for Constantinople to hunt the Blood Red Witch, old friends are buried and they prepare to face their own graves in their hunt for the Red King.

In Baltimore: Empty Graves #2 the tragic story of one of Baltimore’s companions is revealed. While the tale is sad, it does reveal why he is with Baltimore, and his assorted crew. Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, this issue reveals, something darker, about the man himself. We get that along with his almost suicidal desire to see the end of the Red King, and his own death along with him.

The art by Peter Bergting fits the natural darkness of Mignolaverse. Bergting does an excellent job blending in backstories, with the present as they bury empty coffins. Despite the tragedy throughout the issue, the comic is well drawn. It showcases the light of life, and the darkness of death.

Story: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Art: Peter Bergting
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Baltimore: Empty Graves #1

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With no bodies to bury, Baltimore lays to rest the memories of good friends, while the strange worshipers of the Red King make use of the corpses of his fallen allies.

Mike Mignola, is known for two things. His creation of Hellboy, and his unique style. While in some ways Baltimore is similar to Hellboy, if only in occupation. However Baltimore’s story predate Hellboy, or the creation of the BPRD. The sort of brilliant thing about the Baltimore comics, while they may be mini-series there is a degree of interconnection between each story. That’s something you get to look forward to when it comes to Mignola’s comics.

The art work by Peter Bergting is decent, even if it may not be colorful as some other comics. That works for these well though, as they work well to contribute to the horror inspired atmosphere. Even if that atmosphere is getting increasing dark, as the story descends into even stranger territory.

Story: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Peter Bergting
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

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