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ComiXology Announces a Multi-Book Deal with Rafael Albuquerque, Eduardo Medeiros, Mateus Santolouco, and Rafael Scavone’s Stout Club Entertainment

Stout Club Entertainment

Timed to the kickoff of Brazil’s Comic Con Experience, comiXology and Stout Club Entertainment – the powerhouse creative group composed of comic book creators Rafael Albuquerque, Eduardo Medeiros, Mateus Santolouco, and Rafael Scavone – announced a multi-book deal for four new comic book series to debut exclusively through the comiXology Originals program. Fans can catch Stout Club Entertainment at Comic Con Experience in Brazil, where the group will be hosting a panel.

These books will be part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, available upon release at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. More details will be announced at a later date.

ComiXology Originals Celebrates Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019 With Sales Starting Now

Let the season of shopping begin! ComiXology is celebrating ComiXology Originals‘ with the following Black Friday/Cyber Monday digital comic, graphic novel, and manga sale running Tuesday, November 19 through Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Beginning today, comiXology is hosting a huge a la carte ComiXology Originals sale with titles priced at up to 66% off. Featuring some of the hottest series and graphic novels including AFTERLIFTBreaklands, The Black Ghost, Dracula: Son of the Dragon, Goliath Girls, Quarter Killer, Tremor Dose, as well as the Eisner award-winning Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, the 2019 Eisner award-nominated The Stone King and more!

ComiXology Originals Bundle
Includes 44 books
ComiXology $ 57.99 – 69% Off!

BECK Bundle + More!
Includes 39 books
ComiXology $ 139.99 – 68% Off!

The Drops of God Bundle + More!
Includes 16 books
ComiXology $ 53.99 – 70% Off

Initial D Bundle + More!
Includes 53 books
ComiXology $ 174.99 – 70% Off

MARS Bundle + More!
Includes 20 books
ComiXology $ 69.99 – 69% Off!

Seven Shakespeares Bundle + More!
Includes 14 books
ComiXology $ 49.99 – 70% Off!

You’re My Pet Bundle + More!
Includes 19 books
ComiXology $ 67.99 – 68% Off!

Liebestrasse is an LGBTQ OGN About Romance in a Time of Fascism

ComiXology has announced the original graphic novel Liebestrasse, an unforgettable LGBTQ love story set in Germany during the 1930s. This riveting story about two men who fall in love in the shadow of rising fascism marks the graphic novel debut of writer and comic book editor Greg Lockard, with art by co-creator Tim Fishfeaturing coloring by Héctor Barros, lettering by Lucas Gattoni, and edited by Will Dennis. Liebestrasse debuts November 6th and will be available to read at no additional cost for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited members, and will also be available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.

In Liebestrasse, Sam, an American banker, meets Philip, a German art critic, while living and working in Berlin. The freedom of the Weimar Republic is over as the Nazis win power and their sweet, bilingual romance is quickly hit with an unspeakable reality as Philip is arrested and disappears. Sam desperately searches for Philip with the help of Philip’s sister and their friends. Eventually the political situation around Sam has deteriorated enough that he is forced to return to the United States. Terrorized by the things he saw, Sam eventually returns to Berlin for answers as the post-war reconstruction begins in 1952. But his survivor’s guilt and shattered heart have sent him on a fool’s errand, across a city, country and world that have been forever and horrifically altered.

Liebestrasse came to the attention of comiXology Originals at last year’s Thought Bubble in Leeds, England, where it began as a 12-page historical LGBTQ romance which the creative team self-published as a mini comic. Now, the entire graphic novel will be available as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content on November 6th, timed to this year’s festival where comiXology is once again the lead sponsor. Greg Lockard, Tim Fish and Héctor Barros will be at Thought Bubble, the UK’s largest comic art festival, taking place at the Harrogate Convention Centre November 9-10, 2019.

Liebestrasse

Preview: Afterlift #1 (of 5)

Afterlift #1 (of 5)

Written by: Chip Zdarsky
Art by: Jason Loo
Colored by: Paris Alleyne
Lettered by: Aditya Bidikar
Edited by: Allison O’Toole
$2.99

Ride-share driver Janice Chen has enough to deal with, from annoying passengers to overbearing parents. But when she picks up a pair of mysterious passengers who are pursued by otherworldly forces, Janice realizes that her already-terrible day might be headed straight to hell. From CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals, Daredevil) and JASON LOO (The Pitiful Human-Lizard) comes a new series featuring car chases, demon bounty hunters, and figuring out your place in this world and the next.

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on comiXology and Kindle. This title is available as part of comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading.

Afterlift #1 (of 5)

Review: Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1

Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1

It’s Josie and the Pussycats… in space (said in Space Ghost type way). I wasn’t sure what to expect in the comiXology Original series Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1. Launched as part of comiXology’s horror themed releases this month, I expected some sci-fi weirdness but not like this.

Written by Alex de Campi, the comic kicks off what feels a bit like an Alien-ish adventure. Josie and the Pussycats are on tour and during their travel to their latest gig, something goes wrong. de Campi does an interesting job in using horror tropes to enhance enjoyment. It winks and nods and just has fun with foreshadowing building the issue to its intriguing ending.

Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1 is filled with traditional science fiction and horror tropes. An example is the band talks about what they’re going to do when they’re done with the tour. It’s the well worn “retiring soon” plot which you know means something is going to go wrong. And that’s part of the fun in that I had no idea where things were going until those last few pages. Even with the clear hints, winks, and nods, it still keeps things a bit surprising.

The art by Devaki Neogi helps add to the atmosphere of it all. The style is in more of a traditional Archie style with a bit more of a modern look. Along with colors by Lee Loughridge and lettering by Jack Morelli the art belies the dread that’s oncoming. The last few pages emphasize this by delivering “horror moments” with a style I wouldn’t normally associate with that genre. It’s an interesting combination that creates an experience where there’s a mix of responses between the plot and art.

Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1 isn’t what I expected at all. By the end the comic felt much more of a traditional sci-fi horror story but in the expected Archie style. It’s a combination that’s fun and continues the publisher’s willingness to try new things but remain steadfast in who they are. It also keeps the reader on their toes not knowing what to expect when they see the Archie look they’ve come to know.

Story: Alex de Campi Art: Devaki Neogi
Letterer: Jack Morelli Color: Lee Loughridge
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Archie Comics/comiXology provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS IN SPACE #1 (of 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Devaki Neogi, Lee Loughridge, Jack Morelli
Cover: Devaki Neogi
On sale date: 10/23/19
ComiXology Original

A ComiXology Original! Josie and the Pussycats are the hottest band in outer space! But with fame and fortune comes turmoil as internal conflicts are threatening to tear the group apart. But that’s nothing compared to the alien horrors they’re about to encounter as they find themselves adrift in the vastness of space! Even if the Pussycats manage to stick together as a band, will they be able to survive the horrors that await them in the final frontier?

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS IN SPACE #1 (of 5)

Celebrate the Season for Horror Comics with comiXology Originals Dracula: Son of the Dragon, Josie and the Pussycats in Space, Tremor Dose, and Afterlift

ComiXology has announced three new creator-owned comiXology Originals to be released this October, just in time for Halloween. On October 23rd, comes the original graphic novel Dracula: Son of the Dragon written by Mark Sable with art by Salgood Sam. ComiXology and Archie Comics collide to bring readers Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1 written by Alex de Campi with art by Devaki Neogi. On October 30th, comes Tremor Dose, an original graphic novel written by Michael Conrad with art by Noah Bailey. And, announced earlier this year at San Diego Comic-Con, Afterlift #1 written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Jason Loo debuts on October 30th. Each new comiXology Originals title will be available to read at no additional cost for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited members and available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.

Get chills on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 with these selections:

Dracula: Son of the Dragon

original graphic novel

Written by Mark Sable with art by Salgood Sam

Dracula: Son of the Dragon is part historical fiction, part horror fantasy and tells the blood-soaked epic of the real-life Vlad the Impaler’s transformation into the vampire Dracula.

Mark Sable and Max Douglas, aka Salgood Sam, re-unite to tell the story of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler, Vlad Drucul), the so-called “historical Dracula”.  But how did this 15th century ruler become the world’s most notorious vampire? As an adolescent in Wallachia, young Prince Vlad learns hard lessons in politics and betrayal and is held prisoner of the Ottoman Turks after being introduced to the Dark Arts at the infamous Scholomance in Transylvania. To survive he believes he must kill in the name of God in order to serve the Holy Roman Order of The Dragon—a very secret – but very real – society both Vlad and his father were members of—but at what cost?

Dracula: Son of the Dragon

Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1

(Archie Comics)– 5-issue comic book series

Written by Alex de Campi with art by Devaki Neogi

Archie Comics’ musical group Josie and the Pussycats goes on tour for the USO…in space.

Josie and the Pussycats are the hottest band in outer space! But with fame and fortune comes turmoil as internal conflicts are threatening to tear the group apart. But that’s nothing compared to the alien horrors they’re about to encounter as they find themselves adrift in the vastness of space! Even if the Pussycats manage to stick together as a band, will they be able to survive the horrors that await them in the final frontier?

Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1

Sleep with the lights on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 with these selections:

Tremor Dose

original graphic novel

Written by Michael Conrad with art by Noah Bailey

Everyone dreams, but are these dreams our own? Who controls our thoughts when we’re sleeping? Ginn, is a young college student who has been having wildly disturbing nightmares featuring a man she has never met. When she finds a flyer with his picture and the question, “Have you dreamed this man?” she submits to an interview that begins to unravel her perceptions of reality.

Noah Bailey creates a unique look with striking black and white imagery, paint, ink, and graphite for the haunting and unusual tale.

Tremor Dose

Afterlift #1

5-issue comic book series

Written by Eisner Award and Joe Shuster Award winner, Chip Zdarsky, best known for his work on Sex Criminals and Daredevil, with art by Jason Loo, the acclaimed writer and artist of The Pitiful Human-Lizard

In Afterlift, Janice Chen is adrift. She quits her day job in finance and signs up to be a driver on a ride-sharing app. But what was at first a mundane but enjoyable way to pass the time takes a terrible turn when a mysterious passenger updates his ride with a very final destination: the afterlife!

Afterlift #1

The Drops of God Manga to be Completed in English for the First Time via comiXology Originals

Today, comiXology and Kodansha Comics announced they will complete the international bestseller The Drops of God manga series in English for the first time. The first eleven volumes debut today and can be read digitally as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime via their Prime Reading benefit, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. Thirty-four of the forty-four volume series have never been translated in English. Today’s release sees the previously published volumes 1-8 re-edited with new cover art and volumes 9-11 appearing today in English for the first time ever. More volumes will be added at a later date.

Created and written by Tadashi Agi, a pseudonym for siblings Shin and Yuko Kibayashi, with artwork by Shu OkimotoThe Drops of God has had an unprecedented impact on the international wine market and the various wines featured throughout the series. When world-renowned wine critic Kanzaki Yutaka passes away, his will reveals that his fortune of a wine collection isn’t automatically bequeathed to his only son Kanzaki Shizuku, a junior employee at a Japanese beverage company whose main focus is selling beer. In order to take ownership of his legacy and the inheritance, he must correctly identify and describe thirteen wines, the first twelve heaven-sent wines known as the “Twelve Apostles” and the thirteenth known as the “Drops of God,” while competing against the stellar young wine critic, Toomine Issei.  With determination, a strong sense of taste and smell, and an uncanny ability to describe his experiences, Shizuku submerges himself in the world of wine to try to solve its mysteries and defeat Issei.

The Drops of God

Preview: Quarter Killer #1

Quarter Killer #1

Story: Vita Ayala, Danny Lore
Art: Jamie Jones
Letterer: Ryan Ferrier

ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service, announces Quarter Killer, an all-new, creator-owned mini-series from co-writers Vita Ayala and Danny Lore, with art by Jamie Jones, and lettering by Ryan Ferrier. An action-packed, cyberpunk 5-issue comic series, Quarter Killer #1 is part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content and will debut on September 25th.

Meet Quentin Kidd AKA QK, an ex-corporate computer hacker who offers their services to those willing to pay them with old skool currency, specifically quarters, because quarters are untraceable. QK only has two rules: they don’t work for criminals or police, and no killing.

Quarter Killer will be available to read at no additional cost for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited members, and also available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.

Quarter Killer #1

Preview: The Black Ghost #1

The Black Ghost #1

Writer: Alex Segura, Monica Gallagher
Artists: George Kambadais
Colorist: Ellie Wright
Lettering: Taylor Esposito
Editor: Greg Lockard
Cover: Greg Smallwood

Lara Dominguez is a journalist chasing that one, big story. After a stint in the Middle East, the alcoholic reporter moves from her hometown of Miami to Creighton – a mid-Atlantic city that’s seen better days. She needs a huge, viral scoop that’ll send her into the journalistic stratosphere. Her target? Uncovering the identity of The Black Ghost – a masked vigilante trying to take down the wealthy oligarchs carving up the fading metropolis. But as she searches for the breakthrough story she desperately needs, Lara will have to navigate the corruption of her adopted city, the uncertainties of virtue, and her own personal demons.

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